Chiefs Get Encouraging Injury Update on Key Defender After Week 17

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Kansas City Chiefs have received an encouraging injury update on a key defender after Week 17.
The Kansas City Chiefs have received an encouraging injury update on a key defender after Week 17. / (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
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The Kansas City Chiefs walked away from Week 17 with another win despite the Denver Broncos' best efforts. The Chiefs were given a scare during the contest, though, after cornerback L'Jarius Sneed was forced to leave momentarily with a hip injury.

Sneed thankfully was able to return, and it sounds like he's avoided a significant issue.

Kansas City Chiefs Injury News

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Sneed only suffered a minor hip pointer on Sunday. He's currently listed as day-to-day, so his Week 18 availability doesn't appear to be in major jeopardy.

This is great news for Kansas City. Sneed being able to get back on the field after briefly leaving was already a positive sign, and tests have confirmed he should be good to go moving forward.

The third-year pro continued to be a menace in the secondary against Denver, recording his third interception of the year. He's about to cap off a career campaign, setting highs in passes defended (11), forced fumbles (3) and sacks (3.5) in 2022.

The Chiefs will be depending on Sneed to keep it up as they look to keep their No. 1 seed hopes alive with a win on Saturday. KC is projected as a 9.5-point road favorite over the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 18, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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