Chargers QB Herbert Ltd during practice on Wednesday

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Justin Herbert was primarily a spectator on Wednesday as the Los Angeles Chargers held their first practice in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Herbert made a few handoffs to run the back but did not make a throw during practice open to the media. Herbert suffered a fractured rib cartilage after taking a hit during the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Coach Brandon Staley said Herbert threw some light on Tuesday but the third-year quarterback’s position remains a day-to-day affair. Herbert was one of three players listed as a limited participant in the team’s practice report.

“He’s got a lot of rest since the last game, but I think the nature of the week is going to be really on a case-by-case, day-to-day basis,” Staley said. “We’re just going to see where his comfort level is, and really trust him and let him be the guide of where we are, and make sure we’re prepared either way.”

Herbert missed only one play after taking a hard hit from Kansas City defensive lineman Michael Dana with five minutes to go to Gerald Everett on his 12-yard completion. He led the Chargers (1-1) on a nine-play, 73-yard touchdown drive after being injured.

Herbert will wear a rib protector but may also have an injection to deal with the pain. This didn’t happen with the Chargers quarterback last time.

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