Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is expected to make a decision in pregame warmups on Sunday on whether to take a painkiller injection into his fractured rib cartilage to try and play against the Jacksonville Jaguars, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Herbert is “pushing to play,” a source told Schefter. Although Herbert wanted to play, there was growing skepticism about his status heading into the weekend; the decision to play rebounded throughout the week, Schefter reports.
Herbert was injured against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2, taking a base hit from defensive end Mike Danna that left him lying on the ground for an extended period.
Herbert is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.
“It’s day to day, just waiting to see how he feels,” Chargers coach Brandon Staley said Friday. “We’ll progress for the rest of this week and see how it goes.”
Meanwhile, Herbert is unlikely to have center Corey Linsley, who is doubtful with a knee injury, Schefter reports.
Also, receiver Keenan Allen, who is questionable with a hamstring injury, would like to try playing, but it’s not certain he will, Schefter reports. Cornerback JC Jackson (ankle) is doubtful and also shouldn’t play, reports Schefter.