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Justin Herbert Out for Remainder of 2023 Season

Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws against the Denver Broncos during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert will miss the rest of the 2023 NFL season after undergoing surgery on his finger.

Herbert fractured the index finger on his throwing hand while throwing a pass downfield late in the second quarter during Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Denver Broncos. He left the game and did not return.

Backup quarterback Easton Stick finished the game and is set to start the final four games of the season, with his first NFL start coming Thursday night against the Las Vegas Raiders. Before Sunday, Stick, a former fifth-round pick, had played in one game, attempting just one pass.

Herbert had started 62 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the NFL among quarterbacks. He fractured the middle finger on his non-throwing hand in Week 4 but has played through it.

The Chargers are 5-8 and tied for last place in the AFC West.

Herbert's season ends with 3,134 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions.