Report: Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor had bad reaction to injection

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.

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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.

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