Bryan Cook gets positive injury update for KC Chiefs

The Chiefs heard some good news in part after receiving the latest tests on Bryan Cook.

Kansas City Chiefs v Green Bay Packers
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The Kansas City Chiefs received a bit of good news in the aftermath of a very frustrating weekend with the latest injury updates on safety Bryan Cook. According to NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler, Cook's x-rays came back negative overnight, which means he did not break his ankle/foot as initially feared.

Cook went down for the Chiefs in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Stadium after bending his ankle on a gruesome play. The Chiefs training staff attended to him on the field for quite some time before calling for a medical cart to take him back to the locker room.

The loss of Cook as well as that of linebacker Drue Tranquill to start the game proved to be too much for the Chiefs to overcome against the Packers.

Cook is a starting safety for K.C. along with Justin Reid and an important young performer in the secondary. Cook took over for veteran Juan Thornhill this year after watching him sign with the Cleveland Browns in free agency. Without Cook, the Chiefs will likely turn to Mike Edwards to fill in his role with Chamarri Conner and Deon Bush behind them.

Fowler notes that the Chiefs aren't exactly out of the woods on this injury. The initial x-ray was negative, which means no broken bones, but Cook was clearly hurt and in a great deal of pain. Further tests were forthcoming, per Fowler, so the Chiefs will find out more as the week goes on.