Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston suffered a knee injury in Week 11 that caused him to miss the rest of the regular season. He then played in the playoffs, and the Chiefs now say there’s a chance he could miss the entire 2016 season.
So did Houston worsen his knee injury by playing in the playoffs?
“No, he did not re-injure it,” Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey said, via the Kansas City Star. “The training staff, they all had a plan together to kind of work through this thing. There was a timeline estimate and he slowly began to get out there and practice, and you could see that everything was . . . I mean, it was good, it was stable, it functioned.”
Dorsey says Houston’s ACL injury — which is not a full tear but did need to be surgically repaired — wasn’t diagnosed until he got a second opinion after the playoffs. Based on what they knew at the time, Dorsey says, letting Houston play was the right call.