September 23, 2020

Chargers Team Doctor Punctured Tyrod Taylor's Lung: Broadcasters during the Chargers/Chiefs game on Sunday were mystified by the last-minute absence of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who wasn't on the injury list but did not make the start. Coach Anthony Lynn revealed that Taylor missed the game because the team doctor accidentally punctured his lung while administering a painkiller injection for Taylor's cracked ribs. He's out indefinitely.

posted by beaverboard to football at 04:26 PM - 2 comments

From the President Garfield sports desk:

Chargers physician attempting to treat Tyrod Taylor's cracked ribs mistakenly punctures his lung.

posted by beaverboard at 02:42 PM on September 23, 2020

This incident has made me more interested in learning about team medical staffs. An initial glance shows that, as with coaching staffs and front office staffs, not all of them are created equal. The Chargers are one of the franchises that do not have an exemplary history of team medical expertise.

If I was advising pro athletes I'd tell them that one of the main reasons to get paid is to have the means and latitude to access a broad base of medical resources. Of your own choosing.

posted by beaverboard at 08:44 AM on September 24, 2020

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