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NFL Twitter couldn’t believe Justin Herbert’s performance with his broken ribs

Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback, Justin Herbert, was injured late in the team’s second-week game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but played through it.

The Los Angeles Chargers were looking forward to a 2-0 start with a victory over rival Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. They made a 17-7 lead in the third quarter, but followed it up turning into a 24-17 deficit.

But late in the fourth quarter, Herbert was interfered with by Chiefs defensive lineman Mike Dana when he stopped a pass. Herbert was in so much pain, he lay on the grass for some time and members of the coaching staff checked him out.

Herbert was able to get off the field under his own strength, but he was clearly in pain. Twitter users had hoped he would not be seriously injured.

Twitter admires Justin Herbert’s toughness as he plays through injury

Herbert’s exit from the match wasn’t long, as he was seen wearing his helmet on the sideline. Backup Chase Daniel only entered for one play before Herbert entered again. He obviously banged his ribs and grabbed his ribs, showed tremendous strength and managed to get some amazing passes.

Perhaps most impressive was the 35-yard pass to wide receiver DeAndre Carter.

Three plays later, Herbert completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Josh Palmer to cut L.A.’s deficit to 27-24. This will be the end result of the game.

Twitter users went through all the emotions. From criticizing the Charger for keeping Herbert in what was essentially a losing game, to leaving him in awe of the amazing throws he was able to make even though he was still in pain.

After the match, Charissa Thompson revealed during a post-game show that Herbert was receiving X-rays.

Everyone will wonder how serious the injury Herbert is dealing with. But Herbert showed tremendous courage and toughness fighting through injury and trying to help the Charger get back into the game.

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