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Tyvon Branch has a foot injury, Chiefs seeking more information

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Safety Tyvon Branch injured his foot early in the Chiefs dominating victory over the Broncos and the Chiefs continue to seek clarity on that injury with Andy Reid telling the media that they'll be getting a CT scan on the foot.

"He had a broken foot at one time - it was repaired before he got here," Reid said of Branch's injury. "And he had soreness in that foot so they were going to go in and do a CT scan; he's actually there now just to see (Monday). He actually felt a little bit better (Monday) morning, but we'll see how it looks. There's no indication either way right now but we'll let you know when we get that."

Branch was replaced in Sunday's game by Daniel Sorensen, a second-year player out of Andy Reid's favorite, BYU. Sorensen actually had a pretty good game after some ups and downs in his playing time previously. So maybe they could handle Branch's absence. but in general I don't think the Chiefs are in a position to be losing too many members of their secondary because a group once thought to be deep was exposed early in the season when Sean Smith was out.

Branch is new to the Chiefs this season after signing a deal in the offseason (a deal that reportedly has active roster bonuses). He has Pro Bowl caliber talent but has been injured the past two seasons. He is just the type of gamble that I like the Chiefs taking because the payoff is big. We shall see if that gamble works out in KC's favor.

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