Although the Kansas City Chiefs came out of Week 10 with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, they did so while losing wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to a scary injury.
In the 27-17 win, Smith-Schuster took a hit from Jaguars safety Andre Cisco on third down in the second quarter that left JuJu in visible pain on the ground. Shortly after, the Chiefs ruled out Smith-Schuster (concussion protocol) for the remainder of the game.
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After the game, head coach Andy Reid confirmed to reporters that JuJu had suffered a concussion, as did cornerback Chris Lammons.
Head coach Andy Reid confirmed WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and CB Chris Lammons have concussions. RT Andrew Wylie sprained his elbow.
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Reid also told reporters that the officials told him a flag was thrown and then picked up following the hit on Smith-Schuster because it was a shoulder-to-shoulder hit. However, Chiefs players seem to disagree with the officials picking up the flag.
Chiefs Players Sound Off on JuJu Hit
After the game, PJ Green of Fox 4 in Kansas City caught up with several Chiefs players that reacted to the hit on JuJu.
“I didn’t agree with that call,” safety Justin Reid said of the play. “They threw the flag, they ended up picking it up. That’s a player safety thing. Really looking out for our guy, praying for (JuJu’s) health … but that play was unnecessary.”
Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who took a vicious hit from Cisco two plays after he hit JuJu, also reacted to the play.
“I’m standing right in front of him, and, you know, those kinds of hits are not welcome in this game, man,” MVS said. “Because we are all playing and putting our lives on the line every single play, and you never want to see a guy go down like that, and then for me to come in and get that same kind of hit two plays later and there’s no flag, no penalty… are they protecting us?”
A few reactions to JuJu Smith-Schuster being knocked out the game.
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