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Chiefs RG Andrew Wylie (possible appendicitis) taken to hospital in Baltimore

Chiefs, Andrew Wylie

According to an official statement released by the team on Monday evening, Kansas City Chiefs starting right guard Andrew Wylie was taken to a local hospital in Baltimore due to a possible bout with appendicitis. As a result of Wylie’s absence, the Chiefs started veteran guard Mike Remmers in his place on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens.

Remmers was originally signed by the Chiefs as a free agent during this past offseason.

The 26-year-old Wylie has notably started 21 games for the Chiefs over the course of the last two seasons. Prior to Monday evening’s matchup in Baltimore, the Chiefs started the same offensive line combination in each of the team’s first two regular season games in 2020, a group that also includes left tackle Eric Fisher, left guard Kelechi Osemele, center Austin Reiter and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz.

Although losing Wylie for such a huge game against a team like the Ravens certainly doesn’t help, the defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs haven’t had too many issues early on in Baltimore. After the Ravens opened the game by kicking a field goal to take a quick 3-0 lead, the Chiefs immediately answered with a touchdown en route to going up 6-3. Kansas City did, however, miss the ensuing extra point and failed to take a four-point lead after one drive apiece.

It will be vital for the Chiefs offensive line — sans Wylie — to keep quarterback Patrick Mahomes upright against the Ravens as the reigning Super Bowl MVP did encounter some injury troubles last season.