Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker says he’s still not 100 percent healthy after Week 1 injury

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Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker injured his ankle in Week One, and he says it is still affecting him heading into Week 10.

Butker said he’s doing what he can, but he still doesn’t approach his kicks the way he would if the ankle were fully healthy.

I’m not at 100 percent, no,” Butker said, via the Kansas City Star. “I mean, if I was at 100%, I’d be doing full steps on my kickoffs or going back to the 10 yards and everything.”

Butker missed an extra point and a 47-yard field goal attempt on Sunday night against the Titans. Butker acknowledged he needs to get better.

“I think every week, I’ve gotten better in practice, but you’ve got to keep improving,” Butker said. “I’m good enough to be out there. I’m good enough to have the strength, right? That’s not an issue, but my mind tells my body to do certain things, and it’s just not happening every single time.”

With Butker out, the Chiefs had Matthew Wright kick for two games and Matt Ammendola for two games. But now they’ve decided that Butker — even at less than 100 percent — is their best option. They’ll hope he gets all the way to 100 percent soon.

4 responses to “Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker says he’s still not 100 percent healthy after Week 1 injury

  1. His kick to send the 2018 AFCCG against the Patriots to OT ranks right up with Crosby in the 2014 NFCCG,as insane kicks that are forgotten.

  2. Harrison Buttker is among the top five kickers in the NFL yet his season has been hampered because of shoddy turf at the Cardinals’ stadium. This is totally unacceptable.

  3. Might have been nice to know BEFORE he returned so the kicker signed to the practice squad could have stepped in and delivered when Buttker couldn’t. Wright was more than capable.

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