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Extent of Sammy Watkins’ hamstring injury still not known

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The Chiefs wide receiver suffered a hamstring injury that forced him out of Monday night’s game against the Broncos

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins suffered a hamstring injury during the Chiefs 27-23 victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday night.

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.

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.

We will keep you updated.