The Kansas City Chiefs might have to go the rest of the way without the services of Sammy Watkins, who reportedly re-injured his foot during practice Thursday.
According to Carrington Harrison, Watkins had an MRI on the foot, and the injury “could be significant.”
SOURCE: Sammy Watkins reinjured his foot in practice yesterday and had an MRI. Could be significant.
— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) December 7, 2018
For a team that has already lost one of its key playmakers (Kareem Hunt) and has Super Bowl aspirations, this is potentially a huge blow. Remember, Watkins was supposed to be one of the biggest additions to this team in 2018 and signed a monster contract we poo-pooed back in March.
Most of the season, Watkins hasn’t lived up to that contract. In nine games, he’s tallied just 40 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns. However, a couple of games showed the potential of the Kansas City offense with Watkins as a key player, and there was hope he’d be able to have a big role down the stretch.
Of course, Kelvin Benjamin was picked up, but anyone who’s watched him much recently knows he’s not a reliable or dangerous weapon these days.
If Watkins did suffer a significant injury that will keep him out for the foreseeable future, then Kansas City’s road to the Super Bowl just got that much harder.