Mitch Morse injury update: Chiefs center questionable to return against Jets

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

The Kansas City Chiefs could go without starting center Mitch Morse for the rest of the game against the New York Jets after he went down early in the first quarter.

The Kansas City Chiefs have already gone without starting center Mitch Morse for much of the first half of the 2017 regular season. Now they are crossing their fingers that the second half won’t feature more of the same after watching Morse go down early in the game on Sunday.

During Week 13 against the New York Jets, Morse went down holding his left leg in the first quarter. It’s unknown whether it’s the same leg that gave him an issue as he dealt with a high ankle sprain for several weeks that kept him out. Either way, he was immediately taken off the field.

The Chiefs soon reported the Morse was listed as questionable to return.

In Morse’s place, Zach Fulton is typically the back-up center who can slide into the spot, but Fulton has also been appearing at left guard in recent weeks, which means the Chiefs line will have to do a bit of a dance to reorganize and reset after Morse’s injury.

Bryan Witzmann will likely step into the left guard slot while Fulton slides over, which makes Cameron Erving the lone back-up still available. Parker Ehinger, last year’s starting left guard, has been a healthy scratch for several weeks for unknown reasons.

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Morse was originally injured with the ankle sprain against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 and was forced to sit until Week 8. He’s been back in the starting line-up since that moment.