The Indianapolis Colts came into Arrowhead Stadium and upset the Kansas City Chiefs, 19-13, on Sunday night. But probably even worse than the loss for Kansas City is how many injuries it suffered throughout the game.
11 Chiefs in total received some type of injury treatment last week, and the team entered the contest having already ruled out left tackle Eric Fisher, wide receiver Tyreek Hill and linebacker Dorian O’Daniel.
Then against the Colts, Sammy Watkins came after just a few plays with a hamstring injury that popped up on Friday. Anthony Hitchens and Chris Jones left with groin injuries and Xavier Williams and Andrew Wylie left with ankle injuries. According to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after the game, wide receiver Byron Pringle went into concussion protocol but ultimately passed.
(UPDATE: Wylie is reportedly OK — X-rays were negative, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero; Jones is considered “week to week,” per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Williams’ ankle is badly sprained, also per Rapoport.)
Patrick Mahomes’ ankle was re-aggravated in the first half, and then the Colts backed Cam Erving’s cleat into that injured ankle during the second half.
Mahomes was hobbled but managed to finish the game.
“He got his ankle fallen on a couple times and tweaked it a little bit,” Reid said. “I think he’s going to be OK. He was pretty good at the end there. We’ll see how that goes.”
Mahomes told reporters after the game that he is going to simply push forward.
“Obviously, it’s going to be a little sore tomorrow,” he said. “But for me, I’m just going to go into treatment and get it better so I can be prepared for next week.”
Reid is scheduled to speak to the media at Noon Arrowhead Time, but updates on all of the injured Chiefs likely won’t come until Wednesday. The Chiefs host the Houston Texans on Sunday.