Along with the glaring concussion to JuJu Smith-Schuster, fellow Chiefs receivers Mecole Hardman and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are currently listed as questionable. The Chiefs’ wide receiver injuries loom large ahead of their week 11 contest.
Three Wide Outs Questionable
The Kansas City Chiefs’ number one receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was the recipient of a scary concussion last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Smith-Schuster’s concussion reminded many of the injury to Tua Tagovailoa when he laid stiff on the turf. Some were hopeful that Smith-Schuster would be back for week 11. This is now less likely as he missed the team’s Wednesday practice this week.
There is still a chance that Smith-Schuster plays against the division foe Las Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football. But as of now, it seems that he is most likely coming back in week 12.
This would be a huge loss as Smith-Schuster was starting to gain momentum in Andy Reid’s offense as of late.
One of the Chiefs’ biggest weapons as of late Mecole Hardman didn’t suit up on Wednesday and will also miss Thursday’s practice. Hardman is missing time with an illness and abdomen pain. Right now Hardman is unlikely to play Sunday Night.
This will be a huge blow to the Chiefs’ offense as in the last three games Hardman has scored a touchdown and has made huge plays.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling on the other hand is likely to play this week as he missed Wednesday’s practice with an illness. Reports say that the former Green Bay Packer will be suited up for Thursday’s practice.
If Smith-Schuster and Hardman are unable to go Sunday Night against the Chargers, Valdes-Scantling may be in for a big night. If that is to happen, the Chiefs’ receivers will most likely be Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore. Patrick Mahomes may have to rely on Travis Kelce for a large load this week.
This concludes the update on the Chiefs’ wide receiver injuries.