Report: Justin Houston could miss two or three weeks

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Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston was finally able to get an MRI on the elbow he dislocated against the Chargers last weekend and the results look like a good news/bad news situation.

We’ll start with the good news. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Houston will not need to have surgery on his elbow which likely would have brought his season to an end.

The bad news is that the team will still likely have to play without him for the next 2-3 weeks because he sprained some ligaments and tore muscles when his elbow popped out of place. The Chiefs have a major AFC West showdown with the Broncos this weekend, hardly a moment when you want to have your pass rush compromised.

It doesn’t appear Kansas City will avoid that fate, though. Tamba Hali is a better bet to play, but he’s coming off a sprained ankle and the Chiefs pass rush had been flagging in recent weeks even with both players in the lineup.