Chiefs news: Kendall Fuller has fracture in his thumb
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Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller has fracture in his thumb

Kendall Fuller, Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs has had their fair share of struggles to begin the season and an injury to their No. 1 cornerback could worsen their chances of improving. Following Sunday’s loss, Kendall Fuller has a fracture in his thumb.

The Chiefs cornerback suffered the injury in Week 6 versus the Houston Texans and was forced to exit the game early. Fuller is still receiving medical opinions on his thumb, so it remains to be seen what the official diagnosis is and if it will require him to miss an extended period of time.

There’s no doubt that Fuller is the most talented corner on Kansas City’s roster. Therefore, things could go from bad to worse for Steve Spagnuolo’s defense depending on his status for Week 7.

The injury comes at a terrible time as the Chiefs attempt to bounce back from a two-game losing streak on a short week of practice. Kansas City faces the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football in just a couple of days.

The Chiefs traded for Fuller last season as part of the Alex Smith trade that sent the veteran quarterback t the Washington Redskins. The young defensive back spent his first two seasons in Washington and had arguably the best season of his career in 2018.

Last year, Fuller accumulated 82 tackles,12 deflections, two interceptions, and a forced fumble. As for this season, Fuller has combined for 31 tackles, two deflections, and a sack for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs currently have the 27th ranked defense in the NFL and an injury to Fuller could make things slightly more difficult moving forward.