Justin Houston Injury Update: Chiefs OLB has knee sprain


Justin Houston injury update: The star OLB has a sprained knee.

The inhabitants of the Chiefs Kingdom got some good news today following Kansas City’s defeat of the Buffalo Bills.

Justin Houston is going to be ok.

According to head coach Andy Reid, Houston has a knee sprain.

Houston limped off the field in the first quarter after teammate Ron Parker rolled into his knee, causing it to bend back at an awkward angle. Houston’s return was questionable and he was later ruled out for the game. It was a very scary situation for Chiefs fans because it looked as though Houston could have suffered a very serious knee injury on the play.

See for yourself:

Despite his absence, the Chiefs defense managed to tighten up after allowing Bills receive Sammy Watkins to absolutely dominate the KC secondary in the first quarter.

Houston wasn’t the only injury in this game. The offensive line took hit after hit. LT Eric Fisher left the game with a neck sprain, center Mitch Morse suffered a concussion and guard Jeff Allen dealt with a sprained ankle.

The Chiefs have been relatively healthy since losing RB Jamaal Charles earlier this year so they were bound to take some injury hits at some point. Still, while unfortunate, this batch of injuries shouldn’t end anyone’s season.

As for Houston, it appears that last year’s sack leader will just need some rest. Hopefully he can get back on the field for next week’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Even if he does have to sit out, Chiefs fans should be thankful because Houston wasn’t lost for the season.

Here’s wishing all the injured Chiefs a speedy recovery.