The belief is Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller suffered a “slight fracture” on Sunday in the team’s game against the Houston Texans, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport reported the Chiefs defensive back would get a second opinion to be sure.
#Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller suffered what is believed to be a slight fracture in Sunday’s game, sources say. He left the game with a thumb injury. The versatile and impressive DB, who is getting a second opinion to be sure, missed minimal time last year after wrist surgery.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2019
As Rapoport notes in his tweet, Fuller missed a game (vs. Seattle, Week 16) last season as he dealt with a thumb/wrist fracture to the same hand. If this situation is similar to then (which has yet to be confirmed), Fuller would likely miss Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos then possibly be able to play with protection. It helps the Chiefs don’t play for 10 days after Thursday night.
The Chiefs would have listed Fuller as a non-participant in practice on Monday had they conducted one (the NFL requires teams playing on Thursday Night Football to provide a Monday injury report.
Should he not play Thursday night, the projected starting cornerbacks would be Bashaud Breeland, Charvarius Ward and Mo Claiborne, who returned from the lineup two games ago.
The Chiefs traded Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for Fuller and a third-rounder back in January 2018. He currently has 31 tackles (23 solo), including three for loss, two passes defensed and a sack on the 2019 season.