The Kansas City Chiefs have lost Harrison Butker to a foot injury suffered when slipping on a kickoff early in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Kansas City Chiefs came into Week 1 looking relative healthy, especially when compared to their opponents in the Arizona Cardinals, but early on in the first quarter, they’ve taken a couple of tough hits, including the loss of kicker Harrison Butker at least for the interim as they watched him leave on a medical cart to seek further attention from trainers back in the locker room at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
The Chiefs lost Butker on a play early in the first quarter when Butker went back to kick off after the team put up their first touchdown on a catch by Travis Kelce.
The odd and good news is that the team has a kicker of sorts in reserve in safety Justin Reid. If that sounds weird, it is, but Reid actually showed he can put up incredible impressive results as a kicker in training camp. He made field goals in camp and said he wanted to practice his skills and those were paying off early for the Chiefs after losing Butker. Reid ended up making the extra point following a touchdown by Clyde Edwards-Helaire and then kicking the ball out of the end zone on the ensuing kickoff.
We’ll update you when we have word on further word on Butker’s status.