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Awaiting a Justin Houston injury update on Monday

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UPDATE: NFL Network is reporting it's a PCL sprain.

Justin Houston exited the Kansas City Chiefs win over the Buffalo Bills in the first half after one of his teammates hit him in his knee. It was a freaky looking injury because of the way his knee bent.

The Chiefs said after the game that it was a knee sprain, which sounds like good news. But others have reported that the Chiefs are awaiting an MRI to fully determine whether Houston is OK.

This MRI news is notable because we may not be completely out of the woods yet. Remember when Phillip Gaines tore his ACL? The Chiefs said after that game that he just had a knee sprain as well. So i'm not convinced that the Chiefs are completely sure about Houston's situation.

Obviously losing Houston would be a disaster. He's their best player on defense and the Chiefs defense hinges on pressure. Tamba Hali stepped up and had a great game to help them beat the Bills but it's difficult to expect him to do that week in and week out at this stage of his career. Tamba needs another pass rusher on the other side for this defense to really work, and that pass rusher needs to be Houston.

Andy Reid will speak to the media at 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Monday. I'm not sure if he'll have a Houston update at that point or not.

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