Friend-of-the-site Carrington Harrison of 610 Sports Radio came through Wednesday morning with some injury information regarding Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones.
Passing along some Chris Jones injury information.— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) January 15, 2020
Was told he likely won’t do much, if anything, at practice this week. “and then we will see where he’s at on Saturday”. Followed up with if Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl, he should be fine. @610SportsKC @ArrowheadPride
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport provided some additional insight later Wednesday afternoon.
On Chris Jones’ calf, the #Chiefs won’t know if he can injury himself more by playing and they’re not putting him in that position. It is not a pain thing. It’s whether Jones can play to a certain ability is what they’re looking at. Jones will not practice today.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 15, 2020
Jones injured his calf at practice last Thursday and was regarded as a game-time decision headed into the team’s Divisional round game against the Houston Texans on Sunday. He was ultimately ruled out after testing his calf prior to the game.
“He was struggling,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid at his press conference on Monday. “He couldn’t push off and go, so it was an easy decision right there.”
Reid also said he was unsure of Jones’ current status.
“I don’t know that right now,” said Reid when pressed. “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.”
Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager called Jones the biggest X-factor of the AFC championship on Tuesday, and our in-house injury expert, Aaron Borgmann, provided a look into calf strains.
The Chiefs should release an injury report — which will provide more clarity — sometime Wednesday afternoon. We’ll post it right here at Arrowhead Pride.
Jones led the Chiefs with 9.0 sacks during the 2019 regular season.