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Justin Herbert underwent surgery on torn labrum, will be available for offseason activities

Herbert finished the 2022 season with the second most passing yards in the NFL.

AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Los Angeles Chargers v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images

Just ahead of Sunday’s NFC championship game, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert recently underwent surgery on a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. The procedure was completed on Wednesday with the expectation that he’ll be recovered and cleared in time for offseason activities.

Apart from weathering the laundry list of injuries piling up around him in 2022, Herbert was forced to work through cracked rib cartilage that he sustained near the end of the team’s week two contest against the Chiefs. That notable ailment followed him for the remainder of the season and it looks like it wasn’t the only severe injury that Herbert sustained while leading his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2018.

Now knowing that Herbert played a portion of the season with both of these serious injuries, it’s all the more impressive that he still managed to finish the season with the second-most passing yards (4,739) in the league behind only Patrick Mahomes (5,250).