If the Chiefs are as physical against the Cardinals this Sunday as they were against each other in practice Wednesday, Arizona better bring extra medical staff.
Four Chiefs players went down during the practice session and could miss a considerable amount of time. Linebacker Rich Scanlon and offensive lineman Will Svitek both injured their knees. No timetable has been set on the amount of time they’ll miss; Scanlon and Svitek are scheduled to undergo an MRI today.
Backup defensive back Benny Sapp suffered a knee injury and will be out four to six weeks.
The fourth player, running back Michael Bennett, is out indefinitely with a bum leg.
Those injuries are just a microcosm of the Chiefs season so far. Quarterback Trent Green went down in week 1 against the Bengals after getting a concussion. He has not returned to the field and is expected to miss at least two more weeks.
Left tackle Kyle Turley missed his second week of practice nursing a back problem. Turley returned to football this season after missing the past two years because of a bad back.
Kansas City will look to get their second win in a row this week against the Cardinals. Matt Leinart is scheduled to make the first start of his career.
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