Mitch Morse injury update: Chiefs center has “foot sprain”

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin /

The Kansas City Chiefs will apparently be without their starting center in the coming days now that Mitch Morse has a foot sprain.

Week after week, the injuries keep piling up for the Kansas City Chiefs. On Sunday, during the team’s 27-20 win over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, the Chiefs lost starting center Mitch Morse to a foot sprain. Any timeline or severity of injury is currently unknown.

Morse went down late in the game with an injury that forced him to the sideline. Zach Fulton subbed in for him and the offense continued without any real hiccup, a testament to the depth on the team and the readiness of Fulton to step in with real impact. The Chiefs had difficult decisions to make along the line in the preseason. Even after keeping nine players there, the team still had Jah Reid sign with the Texans and traded Isaiah Battle to the Seattle Seahawks—showing they had 11 NFL caliber players in camp, not to mention others on practice squads.

Despite the presence of strong support in terms of Fulton and others, there’s no doubt that Morse will be missed for any length of time. He was having such a strong season in the early going and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he was finally nominated for a Pro Bowl that’s been elusive to this point as one of the AFC’s top centers.

Morse is the latest injury for the Chiefs who lost starting safety Eric Berry for the season last week and running back Spencer Ware before late in the preseason.