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Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller underwent thumb surgery

Kendall Fuller

The flood of bad news for the Kansas City Chiefs keeps pouring in. After Patrick Mahomes went down with a knee injury that could keep him out an extended period of time, news came out that cornerback Kendall Fuller has undergone surgery for his broken thumb.

While it might be good news in the sense that Fuller will be fully healed and healthy when he returns, having another starter go down will hurt for a Chiefs team that will need to keep afloat while Mahomes is sidelined.

Kansas City has actually done fairly well in limiting the opposing quarterbacks passing yards per game, ranking in the top 10. Where they have struggled is their rushing defense as they let up an average of 148.9 yards on the ground. While Fuller didn’t exactly help them in that regard, a depleted secondary will affect an already bad run defense and eventually bring down the entire defense a couple of notches.

Fuller’s status is up in the air for the next few weeks as his timetable to return from his surgery is still unknown. What is known is the schedule of opponents Kansas City will face in the coming weeks, namely Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins who are right now the two hottest quarterbacks in the league.

Without Fuller, it will be even tougher to stop these QB’s who have a combined 16 touchdowns between them in the last two weeks.

In a now wide-open AFC west, we will see if the Chiefs can stay at the top.