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Speculation Justin Houston's injury could cost him rest of regular season

Justin Houston suffered what the Kansas City Chiefs called a hyperextended knee in Week 12 and now there's speculation that his injury could cost him the rest of the regular season. This according to NFL Network's Rand Getlin.

Emphasis on speculation because that's what this is. That some fear he could miss the rest of the regular season and that he's visiting a doctor means that those in the know don't know what the deal is. The fear could be wrong and he could return next week ... or it could be accurate and he could miss the rest of the regular season.

Rand Getlin has had multiple reports on Houston previously so he clearly has an in. There are a few layers to this. If Houston is out the rest of the year, the Chiefs will likely use Dee Ford to replace him. If we get the Dee Ford we saw last Sunday, the Chiefs can handle this. They're playing three teams where they will be favored so the Chiefs, with or without Houston, will be expected to win out. That said, playing without Houston makes it a lot tougher.

The key to remember here is that the report says "rest of the regular season" ... NOT the playoffs. Things could change obviously but if the Chiefs can make the tournament - certainly an IF without Houston - then they would hopefully have him back. Which is what really matters.

So I'm not sure what to make of this, and I don't think anyone else does either.