Chiefs DE Frank Clark dealing with pinched nerve, couldn’t feel two of his fingers
With the Chiefs’ offense typically putting up some big numbers on the scoreboard with Sunday afternoon’s outing in the “Music City” being no different, their defense hasn’t been the best this season while an injured Frank Clark could be part of the issue.
After Kansas City’s Week 10 loss to the Titans, Clark, who is currently in the midst of his first season as a member of the Chiefs after breaking out with the Seattle Seahawks a season ago, revealed that he has been playing with a pinched nerve.
Clark has been dealing with the injury since training camp and it has even caused him to lose feeling in at least two of his fingers, according to Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star.
Frank Clark told me he’s been dealing with a pinched nerve since training camp. Couldn’t feel two of his fingers. “I’ve been playing timid.”
— Sam McDowell (@SamMcDowell11) November 10, 2019
The 26-year-old pass rusher definitely hasn’t been as effective for the Chiefs as he was for the aforementioned Seahawks. Over the course of his first seven regular-season appearances with Kansas City, Frank Clark has produced only three sacks alongside 17 total tackles. He has also tallied two forced fumbles and one interception this season.
As it stands today, the Chiefs sit in first place in the AFC West division at a nearly even 6-4 in 2019-20. With the Oakland Raiders currently on their heels, Kansas City will need to turn things around in a hurry.