Advertisements
Headlines

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson Diagnosed With Ruptured Achilles

Reed Hoffmann/AP

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in the Chiefs’ 21-13 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid informed the media following the game.

This is the second time in Johnson’s career that he has torn his Achilles, with that tear coming during the 2014 regular season.

“A sad deal there,” Reid said. “I felt a little bit of a letdown when it happened.”

Johnson threw his helmet down to the ground in frustration after the injury. He was helped off the field without putting any weight on his foot. He was immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game.

The drive Johnson sustained the injury one happened to be the Raiders’ only drive with a touchdown tonight, a one yard run from running back Latavius Murray that was followed by a Sebastian Janikowski extra point.

The 34-year-old Johnson has spent his entire career with the Chiefs, and is tied with punter Dustin Colquitt for being the longest-tenured Kansas City player.

Johnson, a four-time Pro Bowler, will finish the season with 89 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception, and three pass deflections. D.J. Alexander is Johnson’s main back-up.

Advertisements

Subscribe to The Game Day Report for the latest sports news, offers, highlights, and exclusive content.

Join 190,810 other followers

About Tony Montalto (2000 Articles)
Twitter: @tony_montalto

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: