Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the labrum in his left shoulder, the team announced Sunday.
It’s unclear how Herbert hurt the shoulder, but the injury first appeared before the Chargers’ Week 18 matchup with the Broncos. The quarterback was listed on the injury report that week but remained a full practice participant and started in the game. He played a majority of the snaps before backup Chase Daniels took over in the 31–28 loss.
Due to the surgery, Herbert will no longer be listed as an alternate for the NFL Pro Bowl, which is set to take place next Sunday.
Though, the injury didn’t stop Herbert from helping his team. He started and played the entire wild-card playoff game against the Jaguars the following week. That’s in part to the fact that the injured shoulder was on Herbert’s non-throwing shoulder. The team expects Herbert to be ready for the off-season program.
The third-year QB is coming off his best season despite his yardage and touchdown numbers taking a dip from the previous year. Herbert completed 68.2% of his passes in 2022 for 4,739 yards and 25 touchdowns. His rushing numbers also took a dip from a statistical standpoint in 2022.
Herbert played several weeks this season with fractured rib cartilage that he suffered in Week 2 but still led his team to the postseason. The young quarterback will be looking to help his team get past the wildcard next season.
TL//DR: Justin Herbert has surgery to repair his shoulder
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