The Kansas City Chiefs lost Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to injury in Monday’s game against the Washington Redskins. We don’t know what the exact injury is but the Star’s Terez Paylor is reporting the Chiefs are hoping it’s an MCL, not ACL injury.
Hearing Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has an MRI scheduled for the morning. The team is hopeful its an MCL injury but an ACL hasn't been ruled out— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) October 3, 2017
Jordan Devey replaced him on the offensive line. Officially, the Chiefs called it a left knee injury during the game. The difference between an MCL and an ACL could be huge, as in the difference between missing a few weeks and missing the season. The Chiefs hope it’s a short-term injury because LDT is one of their best offensive linemen.
Losing LDT, who signed a five-year, $42 million extension this offseason, would be awful because he is not only a great player but the Chiefs already had LT Eric Fisher on the injury report all week and starting C Mitch Morse is out for a few weeks with an injury. They are already low on depth so any longterm injury would hurt.
Additionally, the Chiefs line hasn’t been great lately. They faced tough Eagles and Chargers pass rushers who gave them trouble. They needed to stay healthy to develop some cohesion together.