Chiefs news: George Karlaftis is limited in practice with hamstring

Karlaftis is enjoying a nice sophomore season for the Chiefs so far.
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The Kansas CIty Chiefs are working on a short week which is going to make life tough for everyone who is already feeling the fatigue of the NFL regular season. For those who are dealing with injuries, however, it's even tougher as players are forced to go without the typical rest and rehab they get between games in an average week.

The Chiefs already have a number of players who will miss this down time but they can add a new name to the mix in defensive end George Karlaftis.

GeorgeKarlaftis is enjoying a nice sophomore season for the Chiefs so far.

The latest injury report is out from the Chiefs as they prepare to host the Denver Broncos for Week 6 in primetime on Thursday Night Football, and Karlaftis has been limited all week long with a hamstring injury that could bring his status for TNF into question.

Karlaftis is the second-year defensive end for the Chiefs who has turned the corner in his sophomore season. He enjoyed a solid first season after being picked with the second of two first-round picks in 2022, but he's truly become a pressure machine in his second season even if thie sacks are slow to pick up (2). He's providing quality play while taking 80 percent of snaps, which has helped the Chiefs defense stay strong in the face of Chris Jones's holdout and Charles Omenihu's suspension.

If Karlaftis is somehow unable to go, expect to see Mike Danna and Felix Anudike-Uzomah get the starts with Malik Herring earning more reps than normal behind them as a rotational piece. It could also mean B.J. Thompson could be activated if a situational pass rusher is needed.