Chargers’ Justin Herbert Set to Miss Thursday Due to Injury

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is anticipated to be sidelined for Thursday night’s matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders due to a fracture in his right index finger, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Sources indicate that Herbert is likely to undergo surgery on Tuesday to address the fractured finger, and the potential for his return this season will hinge on the outcome of the surgical procedure.

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley mentioned on Monday that Herbert would consult with two hand specialists, and the team would determine his status for Thursday based on the information provided by these specialists. Staley emphasized the importance of prioritizing Herbert’s long-term well-being, given his young age of 25 and promising future.

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Justin Herbert (Credits: FOX News)

Herbert, who has started 62 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak among quarterbacks, sustained the injury during the team’s 24-7 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Easton Stick, a fifth-round draft pick in 2019, is likely to step in as the starting quarterback against the Raiders in Herbert’s absence.

The quarterback’s injury history includes a fractured middle finger on his non-throwing hand in Week 4 and a subsequent adjustment to playing without a splint in Week 11. However, the recent fracture in his throwing hand during the game against the Broncos has presented a significant challenge, as Herbert struggled to grip the football.

Herbert’s durability and consecutive start streak will face a potential interruption as the Chargers await further updates on his recovery following the upcoming surgery.

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