Report: Chiefs’ Chris Jones undergoing MRI on groin injury
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones was injured during the team’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, and will now be forced to undergo some tests in order to see just how severe the injury might be.
#Chiefs standout DL Chris Jones suffered a groin strain in last night’s game and he’ll have an MRI to determine the severity, source said. Would be a big blow if he’s out any period of time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2019
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport (via Pro Football Talk), Jones suffered a groin strain and is currently scheduled to have an MRI to determine just how bad it is. Of course, Jones missing any time would be a huge blow to an already fairly thin Chiefs defense, but it’s unknown if he’ll be forced to miss any time.
Jones was forced to miss a majority of the game on Sunday night, as he played in just 38 defensive snaps, where he registered just one tackle and two quarterback hits before coming out. Jones wasn’t the only player on the Chiefs to suffer an injury, however, as the team also saw wide receiver Sammy Watkins, left guard Andrew Wylie, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes all get hurt in some way.
Perhaps the most worrying of them all, Mahomes suffered a seemingly sprained ankle in the game after his leg was stepped on. He still finished the game, but was obviously hampered for the rest of the game. Should any of the players be forced to miss extended time, it’ll be interesting to see how the Chiefs go about mitigating their absence.
As of now, the team is 4-1 and is tied with the second-best record in the AFC after their defeat on Sunday.