Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs have yet to confirm this (and I doubt they will) but ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that KC Chiefs LB Justin Houston is NOT expected to play this weekend against the Denver Broncos.
Chiefs LB Justin Houston dislocated his elbow and is unlikely to play Sunday vs Denver, per team and league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 26, 2013
This matches up with a Monday ESPN report from Chris Mortensen which stated the Chiefs were more concerned with Houston's injury than the ankle injury to LB Tamba Hali.
Andy Reid said Monday the Chiefs hoped to do an MRI on Houston but had to wait for the swelling to go down to learn more. Reporters said Houston was spotted in the Chiefs locker room with his arm in a cast.
I searched for other NFL players who have dislocated their elbow and they appeared to be multi-week injuries. So while this isn't expected to be a season-ending injury for Houston, it could sideline him for a while.
JJ Watt dislocated his elbow in early August 2012, was ready for Sept. season opener http://t.co/GMsJcmcA7t— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) November 26, 2013
DJ Williams dislocated elbow, they called it 3-4 weeks http://t.co/4R4qrzIGkY— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) November 26, 2013
Jeremy Kerley dislocated his elbow, been out since early November http://t.co/e9InXpsAyY— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) November 26, 2013
Also important to note: We're all just guessing here.
@ArrowheadPride recovery times vary for each person. Took longer for me to recover from my hip surgeries, shorter for my abdominal surgery— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 26, 2013
This means the Chiefs really, really need Tamba Hali vs. the Broncos on Sunday.
If Houston can't go on Sunday but Tamba can, then Frank Zombo would replace Houston. If neither can go, Zombo and Dezman Moses would fill in those spots.
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