Justin Herbert, the quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers, has received the test results, and they are, to put it mildly, unexpected.

The Chargers' head coach, Brandon Staley, revealed Herbert's rib cartilage fracture to the media on Friday

According to Staley, Herbert's injury is considered to be minor.

However, there is a significant mismatch between the severity of the injury and the expected length of recuperation.

Anyone who has experienced rib cartilage injury will attest that such injuries take months, sometimes even a full year, to properly recover from.

It will therefore be a medical miracle if Herbert is not constantly in pain unless his fractured rib cartilage

Is so slight that it merely fits the criteria for the diagnosis.

it's possible that Justin Herbert has the physical make-up to withstand that kind of damage.