Oct 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is chased by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 24-7. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs say Justin Houston MRI results 'favorable'


The Kansas City Chiefs have something to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving – Justin Houston‘s MRI results.

Houston, who suffered a nasty elbow injury in the Chiefs loss to the San Diego Chargers last week had attempted to get an MRI completed earlier in the week. Unfortunately, Houston’s the swelling was so bad, the linebacker couldn’t extend his arm and the MRI needed to be delayed until Wednesday.

That lead to reports leaking yesterday afternoon/evening that Houston’s MRI did provide some solid news, news which the Chiefs say is ‘favorable’ according to head coach Andy Reid:

Team announces MRI results on Justin Houston’s injured elbow are ‘favorable’, and Coach Reid will have a further update on Friday. #Chiefs

Of course, everybody’s definition of ‘favorable’ is different so it will be interesting to see what the Chiefs announce. Both NFL Network and FOX have leaked reports that Houston will only miss 2-3 weeks, which considering the potential for ligament damage would indeed be considered ‘favorable’ considering alternatives could have been season ending.

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  • Mark Bustamante

    Hurray this is GREAT news. Chiefs Defense needs both HALI and Houston

    • Jim Harper

      Amen