Chargers' QB Justin Herbert to have season-ending surgery on fractured finger

Justin Herbert. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is calling it a season. 

The team confirmed Tuesday the 25-year-old will undergo season-ending surgery on his fractured right finger. With that, Easton Stick will step in for the starting quarterback position.

The Chargers have a marquee AFC West matchup scheduled for Thursday Night Football against the Las Vegas Raiders and are going in with a 5-8 record and dwindling playoff hopes. 

Before his injury, Herbert started in 62 consecutive games. 

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The University of Oregon alumnus suffered the injury to his right index finger in a 24-7 loss to Denver on Sunday. 

It is the second broken finger for Herbert this season. He fractured the middle finger of his left non-throwing hand during the second half against Las Vegas on Oct. 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.