The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New York Giants 20-17 on Monday Night Football. Defensive lineman Chris Jones finished the game with two tackles, two quarterback hits and one of the two game-sealing sacks of quarterback Daniel Jones to clinch the game.
After the game, Jones joined the media and discussed the wrist injury that put him out of Kansas City’s defensive lineups in Weeks 5 and 6.
“I ended up tearing some ligaments in my wrist and I tried to play through it,” said Jones. “I don’t make no excuses for myself. I tried to play through it and realized that I couldn’t play to my full potential while playing through it, so I thought it was best to take a couple weeks off to let it heal — and thankfully, the team agreed.”
In his return to the lineup last week, Jones registered two pressures of Tennessee Titans Ryan Tannehill.
“We came to an agreement and I feel a lot better now,” he said. “I’m able to do some things that I wasn’t able to do when it initially happened — and I feel good, feel great to be back on the field with my brothers.”
While Monday night gave him his first sack since Week 1, Jones hesitated to say he’d be back to full health anytime soon.
“I wouldn't say 100%,” said Jones. “I don’t think I’ll be 100% this season. It’s a long, brutal season. Every game, you get a nick or a knack. I’m good enough to play to my best ability, and any time I’m able to do that, I can be a problem.”
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid noted the Chiefs came out of the game against the Giants clean on the injury front.