Report: Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller to undergo wrist surgery
The Kansas City Chiefs suffered quite a blow on Thursday night with a heart-breaking loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. But to add more salt in those wounds, they also suffered a major injury to cornerback Kendall Fuller.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Fuller played through a wrist injury which is believed to be a fracture and is set to undergo surgery on Friday morning.
Fuller, 23, came over from Washington as part of the Alex Smith trade. He’d started all 14 games to date, recording 70 tackles with two interceptions and 12 passes defended.
It remains to be seen how long Fuller will be out, but there’s a decent chance that his season might be over. That would be another huge blow to the Chiefs’ struggling defense which just got star safety Eric Berry back.
The Chiefs secondary has not performed too well even with Fuller in the lineup. The Chiefs are dead-last by a wide margin in passing yards allowed (283 yards per game) and are tied for 25th in touchdowns allowed (27).
With Fuller sidelined, the Chiefs will be down to the likes of Steven Nelson, Orlando Scandrick, Jordan Lucas, and a trio of rookies (Step Durham, Tremon Smith, and Charvarius Ward) at cornerback for the rest of the regular season and playoffs.
The Chiefs close out their season on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16 and host the Oakland Raiders at home in Week 17. Those two games are now must-win games if they hope to stave off the Chargers for the AFC West crown.