Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, effectively ending his 2014 season.
Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl LB Derrick Johnson could be out for the season.
The team announced Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon against the Tennessee Titans, which will most likely end his season.
Johnson, a 3-time Pro Bowler and former First-Team All-Pro selection, has recorded over 100 tackles in each of the last four seasons. Since 2010 he has 9.5 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 5 INTs and 35 pass deflections. He was the MVP of the 2013 Pro Bowl.
In a 10-year career, Johnson has never missed more than 3 games. Prior to the season Johnson had played 138 out 144 games, and had only missed 1 game since 2009.
Additionally, the Chiefs lost starting DE Mike DeVito, who suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon of his own. Devito joined the Chiefs in 2013 after a 6-year career with the New York Jets. DeVito followed DC Bob Sutton to Kansas City, along with Sione Pouha – a teammate of his from his New York days. In 2013, DeVito started 13 games and recorded 28 tackles.
The Chiefs lost to the Tennessee Titans 26-10.