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Anthony Hitchens leaves Washington game due to elbow injury

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens left the team’s game against the Washington Football Team in the second quarter due to an injury to his right elbow. The Chiefs initially announced him as questionable before ruling him out.

Hitchens was tackling Washington tight end John Bates when he was injured. It is also worth noting that Hitches was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play due to a helmet-to-helmet hit on Bates.

Fellow linebacker Ben Niemann assumed Hitchen’s green-dot role, meaning he is now making calls for the defense.