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Chargers list quarterback Justin Herbert as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Jaguars

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has been listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game.

The Chargers list quarterback Justin Herbert as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars after tearing rib cartilage against Kansas City … with career backup Chase Daniel taking first-team reps Friday

While a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars is expected, the Los Angeles Chargers will face a series of injuries that will make the task a little more difficult.

Most notable among them is starting quarterback Justin Herbert, who tore cartilage in his ribs late in last Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team officially listed him as questionable for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.

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With 5:01 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Chargers trailing 24-17, Herbert took a clean hit from Chiefs defensive end Mike Danna while attempting a pass.

The blow struck Herbert square in the ribs, leaving the Oregon product writhing on the ground in pain. He went on the sidelines but came back into the game, leading the Chargers on a late touchdown drive to make the game 27-24.

Herbert took a clean shot to the ribs from Chiefs defenseman Mike Danna late in the fourth quarter.

Herbert took a clean shot to the ribs from Chiefs defenseman Mike Danna late in the fourth quarter.

Herbert finished the game, but not after taking several breaks on the sidelines afterwards.

Herbert finished the game, but not after taking several breaks on the sidelines afterwards.

The Bolts were unable to recover the ensuing onside kick and the Chiefs improved their record to 2-0.

This week, Herbert has been in communication with team doctors all week and showed up to take some snaps at practice on Wednesday and Thursday in a limited capacity.

However, in practice on Friday, veteran NFL backup quarterback Chase Daniel, a 14-year veteran and University of Missouri product, was seen taking first-team reps. The team later listed Herbert as questionable to play this weekend.

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In addition to Herbert, top wide receiver Keenan Allen, starting right tackle Trey Pipkins and backup tight end Donald Parham were also listed as questionable.

The injury report also listed starting center Corey Linsley and starting cornerback JC Jackson as doubtful.

Jacksonville’s injured list is considerably shorter heading into this game, listing only cornerback Shaquill Griffin as questionable.

Backup quarterback Chase Daniel (4, left) could possibly be the starter against Jacksonville

Backup quarterback Chase Daniel (4, left) could possibly be the starter against Jacksonville

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