Kansas City Chiefs budding superstar pass rusher Justin Houston suffered a head injury against the Tennessee Titans, and it is possible that Houston suffered a concussion in the Chiefs latest victory. According to long-time Chiefs beat writer and ESPN NFL Nation’s Adam Teicher, the Chiefs are monitoring Justin Houston for a potential concussion. Houston is not practicing today, and it seems like the injury he suffered against the Titans is more severe than we thought.
Justin Houston as been on an absolute tear this season, and he has been at the heart of an amazing Chiefs defense this year. This defense is playing up to its potential with talented players like Houston, Tamba Hali, Brandon Flowers, Sean Smith, Derrick Johnson, Eric Berry, Dontari Poe (my oh my has his emergence been huge…been feeding me a lot of crow too), Mike DeVito, and Tyson Jackson (I bet I left a few guys off of the list too).
With 8.5 sacks so far this season, there is little doubting just how good the 24-year-old Georgia product is, and Houston is having a monster third year in the NFL. He technically broke out last year with ten sacks after posting a promising 5.5 sacks as a rookie, but now he is starting to put himself out there as a potential superstar player. Let’s hope that the monstrous 3-4 OLB hasn’t suffered a concussion, but the Chiefs can certainly make do without Houston against a team as bad as the Oakland Raiders.
Houston hasn’t showed any symptoms of a concussion, so the Chiefs are just exercising due caution with a star player.