Limited QB Herbert Chargers During Training Wednesday

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA (AP) – Quarterback Justin Herbert was mainly a spectator on Wednesday as the Los Angeles Chargers had their first practice session in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Herbert did some sprint deliveries but did not make any throws during the open media training portion. Herbert suffered a rib cartilage fracture after taking a knock during the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Coach Brandon Staley said Herbert did some light throwing on Tuesday but the third-year quarterback status is still in place day in and day out. Herbert was one of three players listed as a limited participant in the team’s coaching report.

“He’s had a lot of rest since the last game, but I think the nature of the week is really going to be on a case-by-case basis, on a day-to-day basis,” Staley said. “We’ll just see his comfort level, really trust him and make him a guide for where we are, making sure we’re ready either way.”

Herbert missed just one game after taking a stinging kick from Kansas City defensive line Michael Dana at the end of 12 yards in front of Gerald Everett five minutes from the end of the game. The Charger led (1-1) in nine games, 73 yards leading the series after being hit.

Herbert will wear a rib guard but may receive an injection to deal with the pain. Things didn’t go so well the last time the Chargers quarterback happened.