Chiefs’ Justin Houston visits renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (knee) recently saw renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, a team spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Rand Getlin of the NFL Network was the first to report Houston’s visit.

Houston suffered what the Chiefs categorized as a hyperextended knee in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills and has missed two straight games. The fifth-year pro has not practiced since the injury.

With no present timetable for Houston’s return, second-year pro Dee Ford has started the past two games alongside outside linebacker Tamba Hali.

The extent of Houston’s injury to prompt a visit to Andrews remains unclear.

Andrews has performed surgery on numerous high-profile athletes, including Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who underwent a procedure to repair a torn ACL in late October.


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