Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts was a hard-hitting contest that saw several significant players go down with injuries.
First a foremost for the Chiefs, starting running back Spencer Ware left the game early and has been diagnosed with a concussion. He finished the game with seven carries for 19 rushing yards and two receptions for 28 yards receiving.
At this point Ware will need to pass all stages of the concussion protocol to play next week and his status going forward could be up in the air. His injury is made worse with the setback of Jamal Charles. He experienced some swelling in his surgically repaired knee this week and is now being held out of game action as a precaution, leaving the Chiefs thin at running back.
As a result, Charcandrick West replaced Ware at running back.
In addition to Ware, starting left guard Parker Ehinger has also been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game with a knee issue. Zach Fulton replaced him in the game.
Cementing a terrible day on the injury-front for Kansas City, quarterback Alex Smith also left the game with an injury. As we reported earlier, the quarterback has been diagnosed with a concussion and he was not able to return. Backup Nick Foles took over and finished the game at quarterback.
Although the Colts did not suffer as many injuries on Sunday, they certainly were not spared. Starting cornerback Vontae Davis and offensive tackle Joe Reitz also suffered concussions and were not able to return to the contest.