Alex Smith Has A Sprained Shoulder


Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback Alex Smith has a sprained shoulder according to head coach Andy Reid. Reid says Smith sprained the shoulder on a sack by Robert Quinn shortly before the end of the first half. Smith played the rest of the half and the third quarter before being pulled for backup Chase Daniel because the score got out of control.

Reid does not know if Smith will practice on Wednesday.

"“We’ll see. He’s tender today but he’s upbeat about it and we did all of the precautionary things looking at it so just need a little time to get the soreness out of there.”"

Given Smith played the rest of the first half and played the full third quarter it would be somewhat safe to assume he will play on Sunday against the Jets. It wouldn’t be too surprising if he missed some time this week to let his shoulder rest. But, as we’ve learned with a lot of these injuries this season, sometimes these things can get aggravated or become worse over the course of the week.

Kansas City has a day off tomorrow before they return to practice on Wednesday. The first injury report for this week will be released on Wednesday evening. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes.