L’Jarius Sneed leaves Chiefs-Rams game with injury

L'Jarius Sneed #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
L'Jarius Sneed #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs were forced to attend to cornerback L’Jarius Sneed for an injury during the team’s game against the L.A. Rams.

Update: Sneed is back on the field for the Chiefs to start the second half.

The Kansas City Chiefs are getting the best of the Los Angeles Rams at the present time in their matchup at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 12, but they have suffered a significant loss in terms of the roster with the news that cornerback L’Jarius Sneed has left with a head injury.

The Chiefs later announced he’s being evaluated for a concussion.

Sneed left with what looked like a head injury during the second quarter of the game and sought immediate attention from the Chiefs medical/training staff inside the blue tent made available for players on NFL sidelines.

The potential loss of Sneed for any length of time would be a major blow to the Chiefs’ defense. Sneed is a favorite of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo for his versatility, a player who can play on the boundary as a corner or blitz the passer to great effort or play up in run defense. In fact, given the way that Sneed has played this year, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see him earn his first Pro Bowl nod in 2022.

Behind Sneed, the Chiefs have a very young and athletic secondary, especially after trading away Rashad Fenton to the Atlanta Falcons before the league’s deadline in early November.