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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chiefs Injury Update: Alex Smith suffers shoulder strain

By on 10/28/2014 02:10:00 PM

The Kansas Chiefs' starting quarterback, Alex Smith, suffered a shoulder strain on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Chiefs' reporter, BJ Kissel, tweeted on Monday that Smith should be fine, per Andy Reid.

Smith sprained his throwing shoulder late in the first half of Sunday's game. He did not miss a snap in the game and was very efficient, completing 24 of 28 pass attempts for 226 yards. His performance led the Chiefs to a 34-7 win over the Rams, as reported by Dave Skretta at The Associated Press.

The quarterback never said anything about the injury during the press-conference after the game. The media learned of Smith's sprained shoulder on Monday from head coach Andy Reid. The only people who knew were the players in the Chiefs' locker room.

Coach Reid said that Smith underwent a series of examinations Monday on his right shoulder. The tests showed no substantial damage. Reid failed to confirm if Smith will have a regular week of practice. He said that Smith is "upbeat about it."

The Chiefs play the spiraling-out-of-control New York Jets Sunday at home. It appears right now that Smith's injury is minor and he should be able to play Sunday. If Smith cannot play or is limited on Sunday against the Jets, then the Chiefs' backup quarterback, Chase Daniels, would get the snaps.

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