Chiefs’ Emmanuel Ogbah to undergo season-ending surgery
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah will undergo surgery this week on a pectoral muscle tear suffered in his team’s Week 10 loss to the Tennessee Titans, ending his 2019 season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Chiefs’ DE Emmanuel Ogbah will undergo season-ending surgery this week for a torn pectoral muscle he suffered during Sunday’s loss at Tennessee, per source. Ogbah, who leads KC in sacks, is scheduled to be a free agent this off-season but is expected to be recovered by then.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 11, 2019
The 26-year-old Ogbah has 5.5 sacks on the season, leading Kansas City’s defense, Schefter notes.
Kansas City selected the 6-foot-4 Oklahoma State product in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Ogbah will be coming off his rookie contract at the conclusion of the 2019 season, making him a free agent in 2020. His pectoral injury sustained against the Titans and subsequent injured reserve move could make Sunday’s appearance the last time Ogbah suited up for the Chiefs, pending a free agency decision next offseason.
Ogbah appeared in every game during his rookie season for the Chiefs in 2016. In 2017, Ogbah fractured his foot in Week 11, missing the rest of that season after playing the first 10 games just like the recent news of his pectoral tear.
Also representing the defensive line on the injured reserve for Kansas City are second-year defensive end Breeland Speaks and veteran tackle Xavier Williams.
The Chiefs’ tenuous defensive line has given up the the fifth-most yards to opponents and tied for second-most rushing touchdowns.
Ogbah has 154 combined tackles in his 50-game Chiefs career along with 18 sacks, three forced fumbles, and 22 tackles for loss.
The Chiefs dropped a close contest to the Titans in Week 10, marking two wins and two losses in their last four games. Sunday was star quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ first game back from a kneecap injury, which sidelined him for two games.