AFC West Injury Report: J.D. Walton Likely Out For Year

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Denver Broncos are the only AFC West team to suffer a serious injury, with starting center J.D. Walton looking like he's done for the year.

The Denver Broncos pummeled the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon in the Mile High City, but it came with a cost. Starting center J.D. Walton had to leave the field with assistance in the first half with what is speculated to be a fractured left ankle. If that is indeed the case, his season will be over.

The Raiders actually managed to avoid injury, leaving Denver 1-3 but very healthy. The one major issue to monitor going forward is the health of Darrius Heyward-Bey, who suffered a scary concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3. His status for next weekend is unknown.

In the other AFC West contest, the Kansas City Chiefs beat themselves against the San Diego Chargers with six turnovers in a brutal performance, but did manage to dodge the injury bug.

Nobody left with the game, but the Chiefs do have a few players to keep an eye on. Glenn Dorsey was a game-time decision but couldn't go with a calf problem, while Kevin Boss is still working his way back from a concussion. Both are questionable for their next game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Chargers also were lucky enough not to sustain an injury on Sunday, with their only concern being Nate Kaeding. Their star kicker was inactive with a groin issue and it's unclear whether he'll be able to suit up this coming weekend.

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