Injury Report: Chiefs Lose Jeff Allen For The Season
By Ben Nielsen
Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen has been placed on the injured-reserve list and will miss the rest of the season Andy Reid announced today.
“Jeff Allen is having surgery today on his elbow,” Reid said at his daily press conference. “His bicep is torn, so he’ll be most likely out for the season.
KC placed him on IR a few hours later.
Ryan Harris will take over for Allen at right tackle until Donald Stephenson returns from his four game suspension. KC will be starting a guy off the streets at left guard, a rookie at right guard, and Harris at right tackle on Sunday. Initially left guard was supposed to be occupied by Allen while Stephenson played right tackle.
Allen’s season-ending injury makes three players who were lost for the season during the Chiefs game on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Both Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito will miss the season after tearing their achilles tendons in the game, and now Allen will miss the season with a torn bicep.
Further, the Chiefs have ruled De’Anthony Thomas out for the game this weekend against Denver. Thomas has been dealing with a bad hamstring since practice last week and missed the Tennessee game as a result. There is no timetable on his return. Hamstrings can be fickle things.