Sammy Watkins injury update: Chiefs wide receiver will miss rest of Broncos game
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs are unsure if Sammy Watkins will return to help with the offense against the Broncos after suffering a hamstring injury.
UPDATED: The Kansas City Chiefs offense has been quiet so far against the Denver Broncos, and it looks like the fireworks might be a bit muted for the duration of the Monday Night Football game. The Chiefs announced that wide receiver Sammy Watkins is now out for the rest of the game after he suffered a hamstring injury.
The Chiefs have yet to feature star tight end Travis Kelce or Watkins in the passing game so far, but both players have come up big for the Chiefs offense in the last couple weeks. With Watkins now on the sideline or in the locker room, the Broncos will be able to focus on Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in the passing game instead of worrying about yet another wrinkle in the offense.
The Chiefs will hope to have Watkins back at some point in this game, but the most important thing will be thinking about the long-term health of Watkins in this offense. Hamstring injuries can linger or become aggravated again quite easily, so it will be interesting to see if he returns. So far this year, Watkins has 14 catches for 176 and 1 touchdown. He also has 3 rushes for 51 rushing yards.
The Chiefs will now look to Chris Conley and Demarcus Robinson to fill in the role vacated by Watkins as the Chiefs hope to maintain their offensive momentum they gained from the first three weeks of the season.