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Report: Chiefs LB Nick Bolton (wrist) needs surgery

Oct 12, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA;  Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton (32) enters the field prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton needs surgery to repair his dislocated left wrist and will be sidelined about two months, NFL Network reported Monday.

Head coach Andy Reid confirmed the injury to Bolton following the Chiefs’ 31-17 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Bolton led Kansas City (6-1) with nine tackles despite his early exit. He apparently got hurt when tackling Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen in the fourth quarter, as Allen’s body rolled up on his arm.

Bolton, 23, started all 17 regular-season games and three playoff games last season for Kansas City, but he missed three games earlier this season with a high ankle sprain. Drue Tranquill filled in for Bolton during that absence.

Including Sunday’s effort, Bolton has 28 tackles and one interception in four games this season. The 2021 second-round pick has 320 tackles and three picks in 37 career games (33 starts).

–Field Level Media

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