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Kansas City Chiefs’ Justin Houston unlikely to play vs Denver Broncos


Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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

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