Justin Herbert, the starting quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers, suffered an injury late in the team’s Week 2 contest against the Kansas City Chiefs but continued to play.
On Thursday Night Football, the Los Angeles Chargers sought to defeat the divisional rival Kansas City Chiefs and move to 2-0.
In the third quarter, they did had a 17-7 advantage, but they watched as it was reduced to a 24-17 deficit.
But as Herbert was leaving off a ball late in the fourth quarter, Chiefs defensive lineman Mike Danna tackled him. Herbert was in excruciating pain, so the training staff examined him as he lay on the grass for a while.
Although Herbert was able to leave the field on his own, he was obviously in discomfort. Twitter users hoped he wasn’t suffering from a severe injury.
As Justin Herbert continues to play with an injury, Twitter commends his tenacity
Shortly after Herbert left the field, he was seen on the sidelines still sporting his helmet. Reverse Chase Before Herbert reentered, Daniel had only been there for one play. He shown remarkable tenacity while being injured and holding his ribs, making some incredible passes.
A 35-yard pass to wide receiver DeAndre Carter was arguably the best.
Josh Palmer caught a seven-yard touchdown throw from Herbert three plays later to reduce the Los Angeles deficit to 27-24. The game’s final score would be that.
Users of Twitter experienced all the feelings. From condemning the Chargers for keeping Herbert in what was obviously a lost game to being in awe of the amazing throws he was able to complete despite still being injured.
Herbert was getting x-rays, Charissa Thompson said on the postgame show after the game.
Everyone will be curious about Herbert’s injuries and its severity. But Herbert had incredible fortitude and tenacity to play despite the injury and make an effort to give the Chargers a chance to win the game.