Brandon Flowers' Injury Is Reportedly A High Ankle Sprain

SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 25: Cornerback Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes an interception on a ball tipped by wide receiver Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 25, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost a starter to a season-ending injury in three consecutive weeks -- TE Tony Moeaki in the final preseason game, S Eric Berry in Week 1 and RB Jamaal Charles in Week 2.

The good news is that it doesn't appear that trend has continued with CB Brandon Flowers, who went down clutching his knee after picking off a QB Philip Rivers pass in yesterday's 20-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Kent Babb of the KC Star later reported it was an ankle, not a knee, injury.

The bad news is that Nick Wright of 610 Sports follows it up this morning reporting that Flowers' injury is a high ankle sprain. 

A high ankle sprain can cost a player several weeks of action, depending on the severity. As a reference, a high ankle sprain cost Dexter McCluster five weeks of action last year. It could be a couple weeks or it could be more than a month. It just depends on the degree of the sprain and Flowers' ability to come back from it.

It's not a season-ending injury but it's one that will likely cost Flowers some time.

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