Key players in Chiefs backfield down following matchup in Oakland

9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, September 17 2019 Sep 17, 2019 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:48:00 PM CDT September 17, 2019 in Sports
By: Amanda Gilchrist, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

OAKLAND, CA- Kansas City Chiefs running game seems to have taken a significant hit this past weekend in Oakland. In addition to an overall uneventful day in the rushing department with only 31 yards on 22 attempts, the Chiefs leading players in the backfield could possibly miss time over the next few weeks. Injuries to key backs, Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy, may explain some of the low rushing numbers from the 28-10 victory against the Raiders.

Operating with a group of running backs in the 2019 season, the Chiefs appear to be a taking an approach with different backs splitting time throughout the year. This was the case on Sunday between Williams and McCoy until the fourth quarter when Williams exited the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury that head coach Andy Reid called a knee contusion.

Further information is not clear at this time, but it is likely that Williams will miss next week's match up with the Ravens. Details should be made clear later this week when the Chiefs release their injury report.

After Williams' exit, McCoy stepped into a more featured role only to go down with an ankle injury and leave Darwin Thompson to finish out the game for Kansas City. The injury did not appear to be serious however, McCoy was scheduled for an MRI  on Monday to ensure this.

It was reported early Tuesday morning that the MRI had confirmed what was previously thought and that McCoy does not have any significant damage to his ankle. He stands a chance at playing in the home opener against the Ravens on Sunday, but this has not been confirmed.

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