Mike Edwards injured after delivering big hit on Stefon Diggs

The Chiefs safety was clearly in pain after hitting Stefon Diggs in the first quarter.
Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chiefs
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UPDATE: Mike Edwards has now been designated as out for the rest of the game.

Mike Edwards has been a valuable contributor for the Kansas City Chiefs' defense as a tough, physical playmaker in the secondary. Unfortunately after delivering such a hit for the Chiefs early in the first quarter of the Divisional Round game against the Buffalo Bills, Edward went down in pain.

The Chiefs ultimately helped Edwards to the sideline to seek further attention from the team's trainers in a medical tent.

Edwards has been taken back to the locker room to seek further treatment and is in the league's concussion protocol. Deon Bush has stepped up in his place. The team also has Justin Reid and rookie Chamarri Conner in starring roles.

The Chiefs safety was clearly in pain after hitting Stefon Diggs in the first quarter.

For those who missed the play, Bills quarterback Josh Allen delivered a nice pass to Stefon Diggs for a long first-down conversion but Edwards came up to meet him with a devastating hit. It looked like a brutal tackle for both players, and Edwards had a hard time getting up after delivering the blow.

Immediately, the responses were all the same as Chiefs fans all crossed their fingers, said their prayers, and expressed their worries that Edwards might be lost.

Edwards was signed to a one-year deal this offseason by Brett Veach as a new third safety for the team. He was a ballhawk for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in recent years and joined the Chiefs as a much-used defensive back in subpackages for the Chiefs. However, when the Chiefs lost safety Bryan Cook to injury late in the year, Edwards was inserted into the starting lineup.

Edwards had 51 tackles, 5 pass deflections, and 2 fumble recoveries for the Chiefs this season in 17 games.