The latest on Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert’s finger injury reveals a cautious approach to the implementation of a protective splint.
In a season marked by the Chargers’ struggles with injuries, Pro Bowl quarterback Justin Herbert finds himself dealing with a finger issue, necessitating the use of a splint. Despite initial concerns, head coach Brandon Staley clarified that the splint is primarily a preventive measure to ensure additional protection for Herbert.
Chargers Injury Report: Justin Herbert’s
The Chargers have faced a string of injuries this season, with notable players like former Defensive Rookie of the Year and four-time Pro Bowl edge rusher Joey Bosa recently joining the growing list on the injured reserve. The team’s current 4-6 record adds to the challenges, and a looming crucial matchup against the Baltimore Ravens amplifies the significance of maintaining a healthy roster.
For the Chargers, losing Justin Herbert would be a substantial blow, especially given his stellar performance this season. Outshining even reigning league MVP and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert boasts a superior QBR and fewer interceptions, with touchdown numbers matching Mahomes and just a slight deficit in passing yards.
Despite Justin Herbert’s success, the team has struggled to secure victories, often grappling with an inability to close out games. The Chargers’ defense, in particular, has allowed opponents to linger in contests until the final moments.
In an alternate reality where the Chargers boast a more impressive record, Herbert’s standout performances would undoubtedly thrust him into the conversation for the league MVP. However, the team’s collective challenges underscore the delicate balance between individual excellence and overall team success.