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Three Chiefs leave game vs. Texans early due to injury

NFL: AFC Divisional Round-Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Three Kansas City Chiefs left the team’s Thursday night game against the Houston Texans due to injury.

Second-year defensive tackle Khalen Saunders left midway through the first quarter on Thursday night. Saunders could be seen grabbing his left arm in a considerable amount of pain. After the game, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Saunders dislocated his elbow.

Reid added it did not look like there was any damage to the elbow, other than the dislocation. Cornerback Charvarius Ward fractured his hand during the fourth quarter.

The Chiefs lost defensive end Alex Okafor during the third quarter with a slight hamstring strain, which appears to be the least serious of the three injuries.

All three players — Saunders (4), Okafor (9) and Ward (16) — had starts for the Chiefs during the 2019 NFL season.

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