Kansas City Chiefs Suffer 2 Major Injuries

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Kansas City Chiefs lose 2 key players

Derrick Johnson is out for the season!

Saying the Kansas City Chiefs have started their NFL season on the “wrong foot” could possibly be the understatement of the year.

Not only did the Chiefs lose to the Tennessee Titans 26-10 this past weekend, but two—yes, TWO—of their key players are out for the season with the same injury. Not just any old injury, mind you…a season-ending kind of injury. Groan.

It’s painful to even write this. Linebacker Derrick Johnson, a key defensive player for the Chiefs, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. The NFL.com reports…

“It’s hard to overstate this loss. Johnson is one of the very best inside linebackers in football, and he’s the heart and soul of the Chiefs’ defense. There just aren’t many linebackers in football with his range, smarts and versatility.”

But that’s not all. Starting defensive end Mike DeVito also ruptured his Achilles tendon in the game too! Ouch. Both are out for the season. What are the odds?

This team simply couldn’t afford these losses. Its offense is not where it needs to be and was going to rely heavily on its defense to make up the difference. Time for a new game plan. Well, it should be an interesting season, to say the least. We wish Johnson and DeVito the best of luck and a speedy return to health!

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