Report: Chiefs LB Houston unlikely to play Sunday vs. Broncos

Nov 26, 4:41 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have a gigantic game this Sunday against the Denver Broncos.  The two teams are tied atop the AFC West with 9-2 records and the Chiefs will be looking for revenge after the Broncos handed them their first loss of the season back on Nov. 17.

However, if Kansas City is going to even up the season series and grab a solo lead of the division, it is likely going to have to do so without one of it's top defensive players.

Houston leads the Chiefs with 11 sacks this season, but hasn't recorded one in the last three games.  His loss is significant for the Kansas City defense because it plays much better with him in the lineup.

With Houston on the field this season the Chiefs have allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete 54.8 percent of their passes with an average of 6.7 yards per attempt, and 10 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.

But, when Houston is not on the field they have allowed a 65.6 completion percentage, 10.8 yards per attempts and three touchdowns with no interceptions.  

Dec 13, 2:31 PM

Chiefs LB Houston ruled out Sunday vs. Raiders

Dec 13, 2:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston returned to practice on a limited basis earlier this week, but his elbow still hasn't healed to a point that will allow him to play in a game.

As Adam Teicher of ESPN reports, Houston has been ruled out of the Chiefs' game Sunday vs. the Oakland Raiders.

Dec 12, 10:28 AM

Chiefs LB Houston returns to practice on a limited basis

Dec 12, 10:28 AM

Two-and-a-half weeks after suffering a significant elbow injury vs. the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis.

As Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports, Houston participated only in warmups and individual work.

It's unclear when Houston will return to team drills. His participation level Thursday could indicate the likelihood he plays vs. the Oakland Raiders Sunday.

Dec 6, 5:21 PM

Chiefs LB Houston ruled out Sunday vs. Redskins with elbow injury

Dec 6, 5:21 PM

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Washington Redskins with an elbow injury.

Houston didn't practice this week after dislocating his elbow in Week 12 against San Diego.

Houston has 44 tackles and 11 sacks in 11 games this season.

Dec 2, 3:40 PM

Chiefs unlikely to have LB Houston back for Redskins game

Dec 2, 3:40 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs coach Andy Reid did not sound optimistic that he'll have leading pass rusher Justin Houston back for next Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.

Houston dislocated his right elbow two weeks ago against San Diego and missed Sunday's 35-28 loss to Denver, a game in which the Chiefs failed to sack quarterback Peyton Manning.

Reid said Monday it would be ''quite a feat'' if Houston could play in Washington.

Left tackle Branden Albert hyperextended his left knee against the Broncos, while tight end Anthony Fasano sustained a concussion. Reid did not say with any certainty whether either of them will be available against the Redskins.

Fasano missed four games earlier this season with an ankle injury.

Nov 29, 8:21 PM

Chiefs LB Houston officially ruled out vs. Broncos with elbow injury

Nov 29, 8:21 PM

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has been officially ruled out Sunday against the Denver Broncos with an elbow injury.

Houston dislocated his right elbow in the team's 41-38 loss to the San Diego Chargers last week and is expected to miss a few weeks of action.

Houston, who has 44 tackles and a forced fumble in 11 games this season, is a huge loss for the Chiefs ahead of a key divisional battle with the Broncos. 

Nov 28, 2:27 PM

MRI results for Chiefs LB Houston are 'favorable'

Nov 28, 2:27 PM

The results of the MRI performed on Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston's injured elbow Wednesday are in and they are "favorable."

That is the precise word the Chiefs used in their injury update, as reported by Reid Ferrin of the team's official website. No other details were provided as to the nature of the injury or timetable for Houston's return to the field.

Houston is expected to miss the Chiefs' Week 13 game, and probably a few weeks beyond that. 

The Chiefs announced a more detailed update on Houston will be provided on Friday.

Nov 27, 7:51 PM

Report: No surgery for Chiefs LB Houston, may miss two to three weeks

Nov 27, 7:51 PM

Well, the news is in on the dislocated elbow of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston and it's not as bad as it could have been.

This almost certainly means Houston will miss Sunday's huge AFC West tilt with the Denver Broncos that will go along way to crowning the division champion.  However, surgery likely would have meant an end to his season, so at least it appears as if the Chiefs will get Houston back at some point this year.

Nov 27, 1:25 PM

Chiefs LB Houston headed for MRI Wednesday

Nov 27, 1:25 PM

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured elbow Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Houston is believed to have suffered a subluxation of his right elbow Sunday vs. the San Diego Chargers. The team had to wait for the swelling to subside before an MRI could be performed. 

Houston remains unlikely to play Sunday vs. the Denver Broncos.

Nov 25, 2:14 PM

Chiefs LB Houston suffered elbow dislocation against Chargers

Nov 25, 2:14 PM

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston suffered an elbow dislocation in Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers, reports Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star.

Houston's loss would be a significant loss to the Chiefs defense who after starting out the campaign on a torrid pace for sacks, have only picked up two in their last four games.

Nov 24, 3:03 PM

Chiefs LB Houston won't return to Chargers game

Nov 24, 3:03 PM

Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has been ruled out for the remainder of the team's game against the Chargers with an apparent elbow injury.

Nov 24, 2:32 PM

Chiefs LB Houston leaves game versus Chargers with elbow injury

Nov 24, 2:32 PM

Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston was forced out of the team's game against San Diego with an elbow injury. He is questionable to return.

Houston was visibly in pain as he lay on the field but gained some composure as he came off the field. Nevertheless, he was taken to the locker room almost immediately.