After shockingly starting the 2021 NFL season at 1-2, the Kansas City Chiefs will try to reverse their fortunes against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4. Unfortunately, they'll be trying to do it without two of their top defenders.
The Chiefs announced on Saturday that both cornerback Charvarius Ward (quadriceps) and defensive end Frank Clark (hamstring) will not suit up against the Eagles.
Charvarius Ward Injury
Ward's hamstring injury caused him to sit out the Chiefs' 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3. The 25-year-old was limited in practice throughout the past week, so it isn't too much of a surprise that he won't be playing in Week 3.
Ward has recorded 8 total tackles in two games so far this season. He's also allowed five completions on 11 attempts for 109 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully some time off helps him get back to form — especially if the Chiefs want to go on a championship run this year.
Frank Clark Injury
Meanwhile, Clark has only played in one game so far this season. The two-time Pro-Bowler's hamstring injury kept him out of the season opener and last week's loss. Like Ward, he was limited in practice this week so his absence isn't much of a shock either. Besides, hamstring injuries aren't something a coaching staff wants to force a player to play through.
Clark has been a key piece to Kansas City's pass rush ever since joining the Chiefs back in 2019. He's played 30 games for the organization so far, recording 68 total tackles, 14.0 sacks and a trio of forced fumbles. Both of his Pro Bowl nominations have also come during his time with the Chiefs.
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