The Kansas City Chiefs will be without two key defensive starters when they face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The Chiefs downgraded defensive end Frank Clark and cornerback Charvarius Ward to out for tomorrow’s game on Saturday afternoon. The former has a hamstring injury, while the latter is recovering from a quad injury. Clark has been battling injuries to begin the 2021 season.
Due to a hamstring injury, he missed the season opener, returned for Week 2, and then injured his other hamstring in practice prior to Week 3. Clark could return to the field next Sunday, despite being listed as a limited participant during practice this week. That said, it’s critical that Kansas City doesn’t rush him through his rehabilitation. Hamstring injuries are tricky, and the Chiefs don’t need Clark to be out for an extended period of time.
Ward, on the other hand, missed Week 3 due to a quad injury but is making progress. If everything goes well, he could return next weekend, just like Clark.
Chiefs downgraded DE Frank Clark (hamstring) and CB Charvarius Ward (quad) to out for Sunday’s game vs. Eagles.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2021
With Clark and Ward out against the Eagles on Sunday, the Chiefs may need Mike Danna, Mike Hughes, and Alex Okafor to step up. Kickoff for the Chiefs-Eagles game is at 1 p.m.
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