Chiefs G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif went down with a knee injury during the first quarter of Monday night’s game against the Redskins. Ian Rapoport reports that Duvernay-Tardif suffered what appears to be an MCL sprain.
The plan is still for Duvernay-Tardif to undergo an MRI on Monday and there’s hope he’ll only miss a few weeks.
Duvernay-Tardif had a fellow lineman fall on his knee and was clearly in pain until he was helped off the field.
Based on video of the play, David Chao says the concern for Duvernay-Tardif is likely an MCL injury that most likely won’t require surgery and could cost him a few weeks.
Duvernay-Tardif, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2014. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2,345,300 rookie contract when he agreed to a six-year, $41.94 million contract that includes $14 million guaranteed.
Duvernay-Tardif stands to make base salaries of $690,000 and $3.31 million over the next two years.
In 2016, Duvernay-Tardif appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 27 guard out of 72 qualifying players.
We’ll have more updates posted regarding the figures for this contract as the news is available.