The Kansas City Chiefs have given us the corresponding roster move for the news that they were going to elevate wide receiver Josh Gordon to the active roster. It looks as if rookie defensive end Joshua Kaindoh will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a high ankle sprain.
The move to injured reserve means that Kaindoh will be out at least the next three games as he recovers from the injury, but high ankle sprains have kept players out for longer than that, depending on the severity of the injury. For now, it means Kaindoh will miss at least the upcoming games against the Buffalo Bills, Washington Football Team, and the Tennessee Titans through Week 7.
Kaindoh will be eligible to come off of injured reserve against the New York Giants in Week 8.
The Chiefs are shelving Joshua Kaindoh on IR with a high ankle sprain.
The loss of Kaindoh on offense is not a major hit, in and of itself. Kaindoh is a rotational player who contributes approximately a dozen snaps per game and he was a project player to begin with as a rookie edge rusher drafted late in the fourth round out of Florida State.
However, the Chiefs are already missing defensive end Frank Clark, cornerback Charvarius Ward, linebacker Willie Gay Jr., cornerback Rashad Fenton and others in recent weeks, which means an already thin defense is further tested by the loss of Kaindoh.
So far this season, Kaindoh has played in three games for the Chiefs, after sitting out inactive in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, but he has yet to make an official tackle. He has one quarterback pressure to his name in 46 defensive snaps.