RB could be needed after Davis injuries

January, 8, 2014
Jan 8
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A little late with this but travel back from the game in Indianapolis has been a "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" kind of thing. Some day, I'll write a book about the last three days, but for today I'm going to talk about injuries for the Kansas City Chiefs from the playoff loss to the Colts.

Running back Knile Davis broke his fibula and sprained his knee and that could force the Chiefs into acquiring a player to serve as a backup to Jamaal Charles. It's clear the Chiefs don't think of Cyrus Gray in those terms, so unless the Chiefs are convinced Davis will be ready to go by the start of training camp, they'll need to either sign a back or draft one.

Linebacker Justin Houston also sprained his knee but he was walking around on it after the game, albeit with a noticeable limp. That one didn't have the look of a serious injury.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had a mild foot sprain that shouldn't be a problem. He finished the game. Charles, wide receiver Donnie Avery and cornerback Brandon Flowers continue to recover from their concussions.

Adam Teicher

ESPN Kansas City Chiefs reporter



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