Monday brought more details about why the Chargers made a last-minute switch to Justin Herbert at quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
Tyrod Taylor was set to start for the second straight week, but got taken to the hospital after experiencing chest pains before the game. NFL Media reports that those chest pains were caused by a bad reaction to a painkilling injection before the game.
A rib injury was the reason why Taylor was getting the injection. He was listed on Friday’s injury report as a full participant with the rib injury and was reportedly set to play with a flak jacket to protect the area, the story said. Herbert was impressive, throwing for over 300 yards and a TD in an OT loss to the Chiefs. The Chargers say they will go back to Taylor if he's healthy, but it's worth monitoring.
There was no update for Coleman in the story, who also left the game. The two injuries left McKinnon and Wilson to handle the workload, and that would likely be the case in Week 3 if Coleman is out as well. We'll continue to monitor but McKinnon is looking like an interesting pickup this week as the 9ers visit the Giants.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan remains unhappy about the condition of the turf at MetLife Stadium, but he won’t rule out the possibility of having quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo play on it against the Giants in Week 3.
Garoppolo suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday’s 31-13 win over the Jets and Shanahan said in a press conference that the injury is not as bad as the team initially thought it was.