The Kansas City Chiefs lost starting outside linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali on Sunday afternoon when they suffered their second loss of the season against the San Diego Chargers. Today, both players were scheduled for MRI’s, but only Hali was able to have one conducted.
Hali’s MRI discovered a “slight” ankle sprain, but his status for next week’s game against the Denver Broncos remains in question.
As for Houston, his injured elbow was still too swollen for an MRI to be taken.
It was reported that Houston suffered a sublexed elbow during the game, which means his elbow popped in and out of socket, and now the team appears to be concerned — at least more concerned than they are about Hali’s injury.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said on Monday during an appearance on NFL Insiders that the Chiefs have a “much higher level of concern” with Houston’s right elbow injury than Hali’s ankle.
Ideally, neither player will miss significant time and the Chiefs defense will be able to get back on the right track. If not, it’s going to be an interesting final stretch of the season for Kansas City as they continue to attempt to convince the rest of the league that they are for real.