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During Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill was carted to the locker room with a non-contact knee injury.

After the game, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported the Chiefs fear Thornhill “suffered a significant knee injury that will knock him out for the playoffs,” noting an MRI is coming on Monday to determine the extent of the damage.

If Thornhill is out for the rest of the season, then this injury would be a brutal one for the Chiefs to overcome. The rookie out of Virginia has come on exceptionally strong in the second half of the season, helping the Chiefs put together the league’s best defense over the past month.

Thornhill started all 16 games for the Chiefs this season as a rookie, tallying 57 tackles and three interceptions.

Jesse Reed
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