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Friday, August 22, 2014

Chiefs Injury Update: Joe Mays is undergoing wrist surgery

By on 8/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Joe Mays was told he will need surgery on his wrist that he injured in last week's game against the Panthers, reports Adam Caplan with ESPN. 

The Chiefs have had bad luck so far this preseason, with Sanders Cummings going down on IR, Eric Berry with tendinitis in his heel, and now Mays will probably undergo surgery on his wrist at some point this weekend. 

Mays was the front runner for the starting position at middle linebacker next to Derrick Johnson. He signed a six million, two-year contract with the Chiefs in the off-season in hopes to build on the Chiefs already All-Pro linebacking core. 

Mays has looked good in Kansas City's run defense, as well as applying pressure on the quarterback with his 2 sacks this preseason. With the start of the regular season only a couple week away it's not going overboard to worry about the Chiefs depth on defense.  

It is not clear how long Mays will be out after his surgery, but chances don't look good for him to be available when the regular season starts.  With Mays out top players that should see more time will include James-Michael Johnson, Nico Johnson, and Josh Mauga. Kansas City will play the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, so be looking for one those other players to step up.

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