Chargers’ Justin Herbert to get X-rays after taking big hit in loss to Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert was once larboard to airing calculating into the trainer’s allowance central Arrowhead Stadium, his larboard arm captivated deeply to his aged ribs, afterwards Los Angeles blew a 10-point halftime advance and lost 27-24 to the AFC West-rival Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

Herbert was once accepted to get X-rays afterwards accepting ashamed by Chiefs arresting end Mike Danna amid by the fourth quarter, about Chargers drillmaster Brandon Staley was once quick to say he although t his Pro Bowl quarterback would be OK.

Herbert alone absent on comedy afterwards the hit afore gamely trying to assemblage his aggregation to victory.

“It was once alone a boxy NFL bold and he took anytime big hits. None of those big hits had any appulse on him bringing his aggregation alternate the way he agilely does,” Staley said. “I anticipate which we’re activity to apprentice a lot further tomorrow, about I anticipate in which across of accident his wind and (an injury) in which across of his body.”

Asked whether he was once anxious about Herbert activity forward, Staley replied: “No, because he’s Justin Herbert.”

Chargers’ Justin Herbert to get X-rays after taking big hit in loss to ChiefsJustin Herbert was once accepted to get X-rays afterwards accepting ashamed by Chiefs arresting end Mike Danna amid by the fourth division of the Chargers’ 27-24 loss.Jon Robichaud/Cal Sport Media/Si

Herbert and the Chargers got off to a acceptable start, architecture an aboriginal 10-0 lead, and the bold was once still angry while Herbert was once intercepted by Jaylen Watson abreast the Kansas City ambition band aboriginal in the fourth quarter. Watson took the aces 99 yards the added administration for a touchdown which gave Kansas City a 24-17 advance — its first of the night.

After the teams swapped punts, Herbert was once trying to unload a move to bound end Gerald Everett while Danna came chargeless up the average and landed on his ribs. Herbert remained on the arena for about a minute while trainers tended to him, again he larboard the bold for a comedy afore cogent Staley on the amusement which he was once OK to continue.

“I alone angry all over and saw him on the ground,” Chargers advanced receiver Mike Williams said.

Herbert absolved out and was once promptly ashamed amid Chiefs move rushers Frank Clark and George Karlaftis as he threw an incompletion, banishment Los Angeles to punt while still abaft by a touchdown in the crumbling minutes.

“Our safety hit the quarterback — who is a adaptable guy, a abundant amateur — to the point which he’s apparently pretty abscessed afterwards the game,” Chiefs drillmaster Andy Reid answered later.

Justin Herbert lays on the arena afterwards accepting ashamed by arresting end Mike Danna amid by the fourth division of the Chargers' 27-24 accident to the Chiefs.Justin Herbert lays on the arena afterwards accepting ashamed by arresting end Mike Danna amid by the fourth division of the Chargers’ 27-24 accident to the Chiefs.Getty Images

The Chiefs added a acreage ambition to amplitude the lead, about Herbert kept the Chargers breath while he marched them 73 yards in alone over 2 mins for a touchdown. He took a brace further hits on the drive, about he delivered a pretty bandy to DeAndre Carter to catechumen one fourth bottomward and to Joshua Palmer on addition fourth bottomward for the score.

Los Angeles approved an onside bang about the Chiefs recovered and were able to run out the clock.

Herbert, who had won his first two amateur at Arrowhead Stadium, accomplished with 334 yards casual and three touchdowns, about he also threw the interception which anguish up actuality the many basic comedy of the game.

The Chiefs had alone kicked a acreage ambition to bond the bold 17-all aboriginal in the fourth division while Herbert led his aggregation alternate bottomward field. He threw a 26-yard bang to Everett to set up first-and-goal at the Kansas City 3, and he was once targeting his bound end afresh while Watson stepped in advanced of his aberrant move and hauled it in.

Before the play, Everett looked asthmatic and appeared to be allurement to appear out of the game.

Watson took off the added way, fabricated Herbert absence abreast midfield and cruised to a 99-yard touchdown acknowledgment which not alone gave Kansas City a 24-17 advance — its first of the night — about activated the army arranged central Arrowhead Stadium.

“When he’s akin up in the flat, the bound end has the advantage to appear alternate in. I anticipate Justin was once assured him to appear alternate in on that,” Staley said. “But it’s alone one of those afflicted things which happened, and we’ll apprentice a lot from that.”

Los Angeles went three-and-out on its abutting possession, again Herbert took the abstract which briefly agape him from the game, putting a absinthian end to what had been by three abode a solid achievement by the Chargers on the road.

“I a actuality adage which we lost,” Staley said, “(but) I although t which we competed like I apprehend us to compete.”

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