The Kansas City Chiefs lost both of their Pro Bowl pass rushers on Sunday after outside linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. Hali left with an ankle injury, and Houston departed after his elbow was popped out of place, but was popped back in and x-rays after the game showed no further damage.
Hali’ injury wast later revealed to be just a minor ankle sprain, meaning there’s a decent chance he’ll play this weekend at home against the Denver Broncos.
The news is not so good for Houston though:
Chiefs LB Justin Houston dislocated his elbow and is unlikely to play Sunday vs Denver, per team and league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 26, 2013
Houston left the game with what was later called a subluxed elbow injury. Without them in next Sunday’s game against the Broncos and beyond, the Chiefs don’t have much hope in being anything more than a one-and-done playoff team in this year’s postseason.
Houston entered Sunday’s game with 11 sacks. Hali has nine. Hali entered the day with nine sacks and needed two more sacks to pass Art Still (73) for the third most in franchise history. I