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Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson Out vs. Eagles; Dwayne Bowe Limited Today

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.  Johnson has a groin injury.  He was kept out earlier this year due to a minor ankle sprain.

We're not exactly sure how or when this groin injury occurred but it's definitely a blow to the Chiefs.  Though DJ had only been working with the second and third teams, he's come up with two key plays in the last two weeks.

In the season opener, he intercepted a Joe Flacco pass and returned it 70 yards inside the ten yard line setting up a Chiefs touchdown.  In the home opener he sacked JaMarcus Russell on a third down ending the drive.

He was listed on the injury report yesterday as a limited participant.  Others on the injury list yesterday:

  • Matt Cassel (knee)
  • Brandon Flowers (shoulder)
  • Jake O'Connell (ankle)
  • Brian Waters (ankle)

We're pretty confident Cassel, Flowers and Waters will play and not quite sure the severity of O'Connell's ankle injury.

Dwayne Bowe was also limited today with a leg injury.  This is the first we've heard of any injury to Bowe so presumably it happened in yesterday's practice at some point.

Bowe will face Asante Samuel, two players that are very good while the balls in the air.  Missing Bowe would be a major, major blow to the Chiefs.  We're hoping he can play.