Chiefs HC Andy Reid provides injury updates after win in Washington

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The Kansas City Chiefs had a few big injuries during their Week 6 comeback win over the Washington Football Team.

After the game, Chiefs HC Andy Reid provided reporters with an update on two players who left the game with an injury, LB Anthony Hitchens and TE Jody Fortson. Hitchens is the quarterback of the defense, wearing the green dot and calling all the plays on that side of the ball. Fortson is a fan-favorite after emerging at the tight end position during the preseason and a productive red-zone target this season.

Unfortunately, it’s the worst-case scenario for Fortson, but there is some optimism with Hitchens.

“Jody Fortson tore his Achilles,” Reid said. “And (Anthony Hitchens) had an elbow, they’re going to MRI it tomorrow and we’ll see.”

A torn Achilles means that Fortson’s season will be over. He’ll finish the year with five receptions for 47 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes spoke to Fortson after the game, saying he was in “good spirits.”

Reid did have another injury update as well, explaining that FB Michael Burton suffered a pec injury and would be getting an MRI on it when the team returns to Kansas City. That’s potentially three big injuries for the Chiefs, but the MRIs for Hitchens and Burton will reveal the full extent of the damage from Week 6.

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