KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The banged-up Kansas City Chiefs suffered another blow Thursday when linebacker Joe Mays was told he would need surgery on the wrist he injured last weekend at Carolina.
Mays, who was expected to start alongside Derrick Johnson at inside linebacker, will likely have the procedure later this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not revealed the surgery.
The Chiefs play the Vikings in their third preseason game Saturday night.
Mays signed a $6 million, two-year contract with the Chiefs in the offseason, and he was being counted on to replace the departed Akeem Jordan. He had been having a productive training camp as a run-stuffing linebacker who would then sub out in obvious passing situations.
The Chiefs were already dealing with a rash of injuries. Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles returned to practice Thursday after missing a week with a foot injury, though he ...