The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to be without WR De’Anthony Thomas for the rest of the year, according to a report from NFL Netowrk’s Ian Rapoport who says that DAT is believed to have broken his tibia. Andy Reid confirmed the report during his postgame press conference.
Chiefs WR/returner De'Anthony Thomas, who was carted off, is believed to have suffered a broken tibia, source said. Bad timing for the electric free agent-to-be headed to the playoffs.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2017
It looked like a painful injury when it happened. He was on the field for several minutes before the cart took him off. Reid said Thomas will stay overnight in Denver to have surgery.
That’s a tough deal for DAT, who is scheduled to be a free agent after this year. The Chiefs may not bring him back because he never quite had a role after Tyreek Hill emerged on special teams and others rose above him on the receiver depth chart. This injury will make it a little bit hard.