Defensive end Michael Danna
Defensive end Michal Danna made headlines after delivering a brutal yet clean hit to Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert in Week 2. That hit hampered Herbert for the rest of the game and played a big part in the game’s ultimate outcome.
While Danna’s bone-crunching hit was all over replays and social media feeds, many fans missed his own injury. Danna left the game with a calf injury and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. He was the only Chiefs player to exit Thursday’s game prematurely with an injury. Reid gave further detail in his post-game press conference, describing Danna’s injury as a sprained calf, and he was out on Wednesday’s practice as well.
Danna has quietly been a key member of Kansas City’s rejuvenated pass rush. He is second on the team with eight total pressures, good for the 15th-highest amount in the league. Danna only trails rookie defensive end George Karlaftis for the team lead.
The Colts’ offensive line is below par so far in 2022. While the interior features some of the league’s most talented players, a healthy Danna would apply ample pressure to Colts quarterback Matt Ryan. Danna is still in search of his first sack of 2022, and Week 3 could be a great opportunity to record his first—if the extended rest can help him return to the field.