During the first half, Watkins was reported to be in the Chiefs locker room being evaluated for a hamstring injury. Then before halftime, the Chiefs announced Watkins was out for the game.
Speaking to the media in Denver last night, head coach Andy Reid said that both Watkins and linebacker Dee Ford left the game early.
“As far as injuries go, we just have two guys,” he said. “So Sammy Watkins, his hamstring tightened up on him and Dee Ford, his groin tightened up on him. Both those guys didn’t finish the game.”
According to a report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Watkins has not yet been evaluated in more detail.
#Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins has yet to undergo an MRI on his hamstring so the full extent is not yet known but he was able to do some jogging last night as they evaluated whether he could return. So the hope is it’s not a severe strain.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 2, 2018
Although Garafalo doesn’t say so directly, his report suggests Watkins might be undergoing an MRI soon.
According to our in-house injury expert Aaron Borgmann, it’s a good sign that Watkins was able to move around on the sideline, and it’s normal for an MRI to be delayed after a night game.
Good that he was able to move immediately post injury to that extent. Late night game = later arrival, short turnaround obviously not ideal for play if anything at all shows up on scan...TBD@ArrowheadPride https://t.co/DkxDPLVjxi— Aaron Borgmann (@RehabAllStar) October 2, 2018
We will keep you updated.