Chiefs’ Kendall Fuller To Have Wrist Surgery

Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller is believed to have a fractured wrist that will require surgery, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. There’s no word on Fuller’s timetable for recovery, but it’s likely that he will miss the final two games of the regular season and his availability for the playoffs is very much in question. 

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Fuller valiantly played through the pain in Thursday night’s loss to the Chargers, but he’ll have to miss at least a couple of games after going under the knife. It’s a bad blow to a pass defense that already ranks dead last in the league.

Even with Fuller on the field, and help from Eric Berry in the first half, the Chiefs’ secondary was less than stellar on Thursday. Fuller personally picked up two penalty flags at inopportune times: a five-yard holding penalty in the second quarter and a defensive pass interference call in the end zone with seconds left in the game. After each penalty, the Chargers scores.

The Chiefs will move forward with Steven Nelson starting on one side. To replace Fuller, they’ll draw from a group that includes Orlando ScandrickCharvarius Ward, and Tremon Smith.

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