Michael Danna left the field the Patriots vs. Chiefs game with a hamstring injury.
The Kansas City Chiefs will be without one of their best young surprises for the rest of Week 4 with the news that defensive end Michael Danna was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Danna suffered the injury against the New England Patriots on Monday night.
Danna has been nothing short of a revelation for the Chiefs as a late fifth round selection. At the time, draft analysts considered it a reach given that Danna was a rotational lineman and nothing more for the Michigan Wolverines during his final season of college football. However, Danna’s full body of work included some impressive time as a pass rusher at Central Michigan before he transferred to play for Jim Harbaugh.
The Chiefs were impressed enough to take Danna as a do-it-all lineman and he’s done just that for the Chiefs since Day One. Despite the lack of a typical preseason, with zero preseason games or rookie minicamps, Danna was ready to contribute from the very beginning of the season. As a rookie, he’s made his presence felt at one of the team’s deepest position and has earned significant playing time despite plenty of competition for those reps.
Moving forward, the Chiefs have plenty of players who can fill in while Danna is out, including Alex Okafor, Tanoh Kpassagnon, Taco Charlton and more, but it’s clear the Chiefs will want him back sooner than later to see just how good he can get with experience and coaching.
So far this season, Danna has 7 tackles and 1 sack in 3 games for the Chiefs.