Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones popped up on the team’s injury report with a calf injury last Thursday, missed practice Friday and was then ruled out prior to Sunday’s Divisional round game against the Houston Texans.
When Chiefs had coach Andy Reid spoke to the media on Monday, he was unsure of Jones’ status headed into the AFC title game coming up this Sunday.
“I don’t know that right now,” said Reid. “We’ll just have to see how he does. This is a day-to-day thing, and it was that way after it happened the other day. We’ll see how he does.”
Here is a video of Jones’ testing the injury out prior to the game, courtesy of News Press Now’s Brandon Zenner.
“He was struggling,” said Reid. “He couldn’t push off and go, so it was an easy decision right there.”
Our in-house injury expert, Aaron Borgmann, suggested that Jones testing it out over the weekend could indicate that he may practice in some capacity this week. Meanwhile, Reid said that Jones is communicating with the team.
“That’s the main thing — and he’s done that,” said Reid. “As long as he’s honest with it — that’s what most of our guys do. They shoot us straight and then the doctors do a nice job. (head trainer) Rick (Burkholder) does a nice job.”