This fits with what Rand Getlin of NFL Media reported in recent weeks.
A second opinion from Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Houston is dealing with a hyperextended knee.
The Chiefs have been starting Dee Ford in his absence.
Kansas City is fighting for a playoffs spot, so it certainly won’t help to be without one of the league’s best pass-rushers in the coming weeks.
Houston, 26, signed a massive six-year, $101 million contract that includes $52.5 million guaranteed with the Chiefs back in July. He stands to make base salaries of $1 million (2015), $14.9 million (2016), $16.35 million (2017), $14.75 million (2018), $15.25 million (2019), and $17 million (2020) over the remainder of the contract.
This season, Houston has appeared in 11 games and recorded 30 tackles, 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble, two interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, and six pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding Houston’s status as the news is available.