It's a little more than a knee sprain for Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston. Andy Reid said on Monday that he didn't have an update on the injury Houston suffered against the Bills but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Houston has a PCL sprain.
#Chiefs OLB Justin Houston suffered a PCL sprain based on initial tests, source said. He's having tests, but believed to be minor.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 30, 2015
"He's going to get an MRI today, so I don't want to put anything out there," Reid said on Monday.
Reid said on Sunday that Houston's injury was like the one he suffered in the playoff game against the Colts. Asked on Monday if that was a PCL sprain back then, Reid said that he believes it was. So it sure sounds like they believe it's a PCL sprain -- unless the MRI reveals more.
A former NFL team doctor speculated based on his history that it could be a 1-4 week recovery time, although we don't know what grade the sprain is. So we really don't know for sure how long he will be out.
The Chiefs obviously need Houston badly. They are lucky to have Tamba Hali who stepped up with one of his best games of the season to help the Chiefs beat the Bills on Sunday. Dee Ford has been missing in action but hopefully the Chiefs can get him back if Houston does miss some time.