Chiefs Update – Doesn’t Look Good For Bowe

Dwayne Bowe’s 2012 season may be over because of an injury that did not come from catching the ball, or running with a catch.

The rib injury that will keep Bowe out of Sunday’s game in Oakland, and possibly the next two after that, came when the Chiefs wide receiver was blocking.

In speaking to the media horde on Monday, head coach Romeo Crennel declared Bowe out of this coming Sunday’s game against Oakland. Plus, there’s a chance that the rib injury that Bowe suffered against Cleveland could mean the end of this 2012 season.

“Dwayne has some ribs and he’s not going to be there this week for sure and I don’t know about the rest of the year yet,” Crennel said. “They’re doing MRIs and all that good stuff. We should know in the next day or two.”

Bowe was injured in the first quarter of the Chiefs 30-7 loss to the Browns. The K.C. offense began a possession at their 20-yard line and on first down, Bowe set up wide right. Before the snap, Bowe went in motion back towards the center of the field. On the snap, QB Brady Quinn handed off to RB Jamaal Charles who ran to the right of the formation.

Moving away from the direction of Charles and the ball, Bowe’s assignment was to block any backside pursuit of the running back. He went low on Cleveland LB Kaluka Maiava and as his body twisted around, Bowe hit him in the left knee with his back.

Charles ran for 3 yards on the play, but Bowe stayed on the ground for several minutes with what turned out to be broken ribs. He eventually walked off the field under his own power and seemed to be OK as he stood in the bench area and talked with trainers and doctors. He then went to the locker room and did not return to the sideline for the second half.

If Bowe’s season is finished it’s a major blow to the Chiefs anemic offense. Even with Bowe, they’ve had trouble scoring touchdowns. Without him, it’s hard to find a real force in their passing game among the other receivers.

2 Responses to “Chiefs Update – Doesn’t Look Good For Bowe”

  • December 10, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I asked in an earlier post if anybody has any idea what Breaston did to get so far in the doghouse? Barring an injury I don’t get it. I can’t see his skills deteriorating to the point he couldn’t play for us with the dearth of adequate professional level receivers on our roster. Gloom Despair Agony is me (ooah) Deep Dark Depression Excessive Misery!

  • December 10, 2012  - el cid says:

    One of many question, local media refuse to ask the Chiefs. I believe they want to keep on the good side just in case. Look at the Star. Burnt the Chiefs for several weeks, then all of sudden make-nice articles.

    For good measure:

    Why is Stanzi still on roster? How bad is he? Why is there no depth at WR since Pioli got here? Why did they start the season with only 1 legit Center?, where was the depth at QB and OL?

    This team has more questions than players. If there is a Pioli plan, cannot imagine what it was/is.

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