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Drue Tranquill suffers concussion, won’t return vs. Packers

Tranquill took a knee to the head early in the first quarter.

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill took a knee to the head early in the first quarter of the team’s “Sunday Night Football” game against the Green Bay Packers. Tranquill attempted to tackle running back A.J. Dillon but was injured in the process.

The linebacker was slow to his feet before walking off the field and into the medical tent. Tranquill spent a few minutes in the blue tent before trainers accompanied him to the Chiefs’ locker room. Kansas City later announced that he would not return to the game.

Second-year player Jack Cochrane replaced Tranquill as the MIKE (and defensive play-caller) when Tranquill left the game.

Tranquill started the game in place of Nick Bolton, who currently remains on injured reserve after needing midseason wrist surgery. Willie Gay Jr., Leo Chenal, Darius Harris and Cam Jones round out the room.

Starting left tackle Donovan Smith is also questionable to return, as he is dealing with a neck injury. Rookie Wanya Morris replaced him at left tackle.

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