Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Justin Herbert was "OK" after the quarterback looked uncomfortable toward the end of the Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs game. With about five minutes left in the game, Herbert took a big hit from Chiefs defensive end Mike Danna.
It appeared that Herbert sustained a rib injury as the Chargers quarterback exited the game for one play. But after Herbert returned, he didn't look too comfortable on the field. "He's OK," Staley said, per CBS Sports.
"It was a tough game and you're not going to see a quarterback in any level of football play tougher and do more for their team and will their team to give them a chance than him. There's nobody that can do what he can do.
Nobody. He showed a lot of guts, he showed us what he shows every day, that we're never out of the fight, and he brought us back and gave us a chance."
Herbert earned praise for his 'warrior mentality'
With the Chiefs up 27-17 and Herbert seemingly injured, the Chargers completed a touchdown pass on a fourth down to help the Chargers cut the deficit to 27-24.
Unfortunately for the Chargers, their onside kick wasn't successful as the Chiefs claimed possession and escaped with a three-point victory. Previously, Herbert was 2-0 in Kansas City versus the Chiefs. This time, Herbert completed 33-of-48 passes for 334 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
But that one interception proved to be costly as the Chargers were in the red zone when Herbert's pass was intercepted by Jaylen Watson, who then ran for 99 yards for his pick six. The Chargers will now some extra days to rest as they host the Jackonville Jagurs in Week 3 next Sunday.
The Chargers, who defeated the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1, now own a 1-1 record through the first two games of the season.