Continuing what has become a weekly major injury for the Kansas City Chiefs, CB Brandon Flowers went down with what looked like a knee injury with about six minutes left in the second quarter of Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Adding more absurdity to the situation, Flowers went down well after he intercepted Chargers QB Philip Rivers and without drawing any contact. The recently re-signed Flowers returned to the sidelines in the second half with his pads on but didn’t get back into the game.
After the game Flowers said the injury wasn’t his knee, like Tony Moeaki, Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles, but instead his ankle. Not surprisingly, the Chiefs have yet to comment on the injury, but 610 Sports’ Nick Wright is reporting that Flowers suffered a high ankle sprain.
Wright suggests the injury will keep Flowers out a minimum of 2-3 weeks. The key word there for the Kansas City defense in minimum. Even if he can get back on the field after the bye in Week 7 (one month after the injury), this is the perfect example of an injury that can linger all season long.
For a player that relies so heavily on being able to stop on a dime and change directions, it’s not inconceivable that Flowers will be hampered by this injury the rest of the season.