Los Angeles Chargers doctor punctured lung of quarterback Tyrod Taylor while administering injection 

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A Los Angeles Chargers team physician accidentally punctured the lung of quarterback Tyrod Taylor while administering a pain-killing injection, the team told ESPN Sept. 23. 

Mr. Taylor was receiving the injection to treat his cracked ribs. 

Head Coach Anthony Lynn said Mr. Taylor's injury is not career-threatening, but several doctors have told Mr. Taylor not to play "indefinitely."

Mr. Lynn said the doctor "just made a mistake." After his lung was punctured, Mr. Taylor was rushed to a hospital to fix the puncture. The NFL Players Association is investigating the mistake. 

Mr. Lynn said Mr. Taylor is harboring no ill-will. "Tyrod's not angry, not upset," he told ESPN.

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