A hamstring injury for Kadarius Toney is giving the Kansas City Chiefs another injury concern at position that’s already taken a lot of hits.
Shortly before halftime against their game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11, the Kansas City Chiefs have announced that wide receiver Kadarius Toney has been designated as questionable to return. That’s because the Chiefs watched him leave the game in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.
The Chiefs first traded for Toney shortly before the NFL’s trade deadline in early November, and he’s had an increased workload in each and every game. Part of that is about his incredible natural abilities but it’s also been a sign of the need for more of Toney given the injuries around him. Now Toney joins that very list of concerns.
In the days leading up to their Week 11 visit to the Chargers, the Chiefs placed Mecole Hardman on injured reserve after watching him sit out Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an abdomen injury. After that, the Chiefs were also keeping tabs on their top wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster, who left last week’s game with a head injury. Smith-Schuster was reportedly positive this week around the team, but he never practiced a single day and remains in the team’s concussion protocol.
Without Toney, the Chiefs will lean even more on a unit getting thin on dependable playmakers. The Chiefs still have Marquez Valdes-Scantling to go with Justin Watson, second-round rookie Skyy Moore, and Cornell Powell, who was just elevated from the practice squad for this game. Fortunately the Chiefs are deep at tight end as well and can give some targets to Travis Kelce and company.