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#pounditThursday, February 22, 2024

Derrick Johnson out for season with ruptured Achilles’ tendon

Derrick Johnson

The Kansas City Chiefs had some bad news that counterbalanced the positive feelings following their win on Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced after the game that linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon during the game, which will end his season.

Johnson went down on a non-contact play, as his tendon gave out on him as he tried to push off and chase down a play.

Johnson has been in this situation before; he ruptured his right Achilles’ tendon in 2014. This time it’s his left that went out on him.

The 34-year-old linebacker had been dealing with a sore left Achilles according to NBC’s Cris Collinsworth. He entered Thursday with 89 tackles, a sack and an interception on the season. Just as Kansas City’s defense was getting healthy with Justin Houston back, now they have another major loss.


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