The Kansas City Chiefs suffered a number of injuries in their 17-7 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night. Andy Reid spoke about the injuries after the game.
“Tyrann [Mathieu] hurt his shoulder he should be okay,” Reid said. “[Deon] Yelder has an ankle we will see how bad that is as we go through the night and into tomorrow. Marcus Kemp he probably looks like the most significant one now with a knee sprain so we will see, he has his MRI. [Breeland] Speaks and [Justin] Hamilton should be okay. He had a knee sprain and a hyperextension so we could be okay with that.”
As we shared in an earlier post, several reports are saying that Kemp has suffered what is believed to be an “ACL” injury. The timing of the injury is especially unfortunate given just how well Kemp performed at training camp up in St. Joseph.
“That one looks like it’s the most serious of the bunch,” Reid added. “I mean he’s been playing so well. I feel bad for him. He’s a great kid, tough kid. They’re taking these hits away from the upper body, so the defensive backs are going at the legs, so you’re going to come up with things like this by rule.”
Yelder was in a walking boot and had crutches after the game, per Brook Pryor of The Kansas City Star.