The Los Angeles Chargers were holding out hope that Justin Herbert will have the ability to use Sunday when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars, and it appears that will hold true. The star quarterback is not just active, however will begin in Week 3 regardless of a rib injury.
The group formally noted him as doubtful in spite of being restricted on Wednesday and Thursday, and not taking part in practice at all on Friday. The quarterback suffered a fracture to his rib cartilage late in Los Angeles’ Week 2 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City.
Because that video game was the Thursday night opener that week, Herbert had 10 days in-between video games, however it still appeared like a roll of the dice whether he would be under center in Week 3. And if you ask the wagering markets, they were relatively imitating he will not be offered.
As of Monday, the Chargers were a 7-point house favorite versus Jacksonville at Caesars Sportsbook. That held through Thursday, however began to swing significantly on Friday afternoon, most likely responding to Herbert not practicing. The line was up to Chargers -6 at 2: 26 p.m. ET and in the period of about a half-hour the line sunk to Chargers -3 and presently stands at that mark.
Translation: the oddsmakers believe Herbert is going to be held out.
” I do not understand,” Herbert informed press reporters Friday when asked if he would play. “That’s a choice we’ve got a number of days delegated make. We do not play today, therefore we use Sunday. Whatever the strategy is, I understand our group is going to be prepared and do whatever we can. That choice will be made on Sunday. Have not ruled anything out.”
Of course, while Herbert’s status might be swinging the wagering markets, his injury isn’t the only one worth keeping track of on the Chargers as pass receiver Keenan Allen(hamstring) is likewise noted as doubtful after missing out on Week 2. Beginning cornerback J.C. Jackson(ankle) and beginning center Corey Linsley(knee) are formally noted as skeptical.