KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens left Sunday's 30-20 win against the Denver Broncos with a rib injury, head coach Andy Reid reported after the game.
“Anthony Hitchens got hit in the ribs with a helmet, we will see how he does as we go forward,” Reid said.
Hitchens remained on the ground after the play while tended by the team's training staff. He walked back to the bench with assistance, but stopped twice along with way for a respite.
Two Broncos also left the game early with injuries. Linebacker Brandon Marshall left with knee injury and wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie exited with a hip injury.
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill left the game with a strained groin, but he exited the locker room wearing an inflatable sumo wrestling costumer for Halloween showing no ill effects from the injury.
Chiefs linebacker Frank Zombo departed the game with a left hamstring injury. Left guard Cam Erving also left the game on the team's final drive, but Reid did not believe the injury serious.
“He just dinged his shoulder a bit,” Reid said. “He's all right.”
Three Chiefs did not play in the game. The team ruled center Mitch Morse out on Friday as he remains in the league's concussion protocol. Linebacker Justin Houston (hamstring) and Eric Berry (heel) were doubtful entering the game and did not play.