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Tyrod Taylor expected to miss Week 4

It’s what we all expected to hear.

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It’s long been known that Tyrod Taylor was not going to play this week against the Carolina Panthers — but it’s now being reported that he’s likely to miss next week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he continues to recover from cracked ribs and the medical mishap that led to a punctured lung.

Following the initial news about the punctured lung, it was being reported that various medical professionals were already advising Taylor to not participate in any football-related activities “indefinitely.”

This is just another metaphorical gut punch for the veteran signal-caller who has been hit with his fair share of setbacks over the last five seasons. The first came in 2017 when he was benched in Buffalo for Nathan Peterman prior to that year’s matchup with the Chargers. Peterman ended up throwing five interceptions before Taylor was brought in to finish the game.

The following year, Taylor started the season for the Browns before suffering a concussion and watching Baker Mayfield run away with the job from then on.

Now, just one week into being the Chargers’ starter, this debacle happens and it’s looking more and more like that may be the end of his time as the starter in L.A. Especially if rookie Justin Herbert continues to impress.