The Kansas City Chiefs have lost Tershawn Wharton for the rest of the regular season with a torn ACL suffered against the Raiders in Week 5.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue to rack up two things early in the season in 2022: wins and injuries. While the team went to 4-1 on the year after a close win over the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5, the bad news is that they also lost defensive tackle Tershawn Wharton for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL.
Wharton left the game against the Raiders early in the first half and was attended to by the team’s trainers in the medical blue tent on teh sideline. However it took the team very little time to declare him as ‘out’ for the rest of the game, a sign that the injury was serious enough to quickly diagnose.
sAs it turns out, Wharton is out with a torn ACL which ruins a season in which he was an under-the-radar breakout player. Wharton had earned more playing time in recent weeks and even had the most quarterback pressures in Week 4 in the Chiefs’ win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
Wharton is a talented player who can slide outside on the Chiefs’ line. His versatility comes in handy in the trenches, especially as the Chiefs are already weathering injuries to the likes of Frank Clark (who left Week 5 with an illness) and Joshua Kaindoh and Mike Danna (who has already missed multiple games).
Wharton was originally signed by the Chiefs out of Missouri S&T and is now in his third season in the pros. Last year, he had 29 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 2 sacks for Kansas City.