Chiefs defensive tackle Khalen Saunders injury schedule revealed
#Heads DT Khalen Saunders, who left his opener early after a dislocated elbow, is expected to be out for around a month, the source said. There were no broken bones and he does not need surgery. Considering the injury, Saunders was pretty lucky.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2020
Saunders, 24, dislocated his elbow in Kansas City’s season opener against the Houston Texans after playing just eight snaps. Undrafted rookie Tershawn Wharton helped fill the void left by Saunders’ absence.
the Chiefs also protected the practice squad’s defensive tackle Braxton–Hoyett Tuesday, according to the NFL Transaction Report. Hoyett is the first player the Chiefs have chosen to protect under the league’s 2020 practice squad rules.
A month from Wednesday would be Friday, October 16, which means Saunders would miss games against Los Angeles. Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Las Vegas Raiders and Thursday evening against the Buffalo Tickets. If all goes well and Rapoport’s report is correct, Saunders could return to training the following Monday, as the Chiefs start preparing the Denver Broncos.
The Chiefs drafted Saunders in the third round last year NFL Draft. In 12 games and four starts as a rookie, he recorded 22 tackles (13 solo), two quarterback hits, one sack and one pass defended.
Yes his tweet from last friday serves as an indication, Saunders appears to be in good spirits.