On Monday it was revealed Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker, Nick Bolton will miss some games due to a dislocated wrist. The former Missouri Tiger standout has already missed three games this season with an ankle injury, but he’ll be out much longer now.
Starting Linebacker, Nick Bolton has been one of the Chiefs best defenders. In his third season with Kansas City, he continues to lead by example on the field. As the team’s leading tackler and one of their best playmakers on the defensive side of the ball, the news today he’s going to miss considerable time.
On Sunday, Bolton came out of the game in the fourth quarter. In landing on his wrist, it was revealed that a fall separated his wrist. As a result, surgery will be needed to repair the wrist and that means Bolton is going to miss anywhere from six to eight weeks. Thankfully the Chiefs bye week is in two weeks.
However, the Chiefs have a very capable backup in Drew Tranquill who had a big pass breakup and a game-ending sack on this former quarterback, Justin Herbert. Tranquill has been a pleasant surprise and filled in calling the defensive plays on the field when Bolton was sidelined with his ankle injury.
The Chiefs face the Denver Broncos on the road next week, and Tranquill saw plenty of action when the AFC West rival visited Arrowhead the week before. Still, the team will miss Bolton and his loss does impact Kansas City, but Defensive Coordinator, Steve Spagnuola has done a terrific job with the next-man-up mentality that his defense preaches. If one goes down, another has to take his place.