Chiefs’ Reid critical of Arizona turf after 2 injuries

by | Sep 13, 2022 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs coach Andy Reid criticized the field inside State Farm Stadium on Tuesday after two Kansas City players slipped on the turf and sustained injuries during their 44-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals last week.First-round pick Trent McDuffie hurt his hamstring when the young cornerback slipped during an otherwise impressive NFL debut. He was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, meaning he will miss at least the next four games.Harrison Butker’s plant foot also slipped awkwardly during a kickoff early in the game, forcing the Chiefs to use safety Justin Reid for most of their kickoffs and extra points. Butker was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and, because the Chiefs play the Chargers on Thursday night, it’s unlikely he will be available for Week 2.The Chiefs signed former Jets kicker Matt Ammendola to the practice squad and could elevate him for the game.“It was a little loose. That’s what happens sometimes when you re-sod,” Reid said of the turf. “It’s part of the Butker injury and the McDuffie injury, and that’s unfortunate. The turf picked up, and I wou …

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