UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:21 p.m. ET by Ryan Rudnansky
Dwayne Bowe will be placed on injured reserve with multiple broken ribs, according to a league source, via Pro Football Talk.
Pro Football Talk tweeted on Monday:
Per league source, Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has multiple broken ribs and will be placed on IR.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 11, 2012
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UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 10 at 3:15 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney
Bowe will miss Sunday's matchup with the Oakland Raiders, while his status is iffy at best for Week 16 and 17.
The news comes from the AP's Dave Skretta:
Bowe out ths week and potentially longer with ribs injury #chiefs— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) December 10, 2012
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UPDATE: Sunday, December 9 at 3:38 p.m. ET by Tyler Conway
Bad news continue to trickle out about Bowe's injury. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Chiefs fear that their star wide receiver has suffered two broken ribs:
Chiefs concerned Dwayne Bowe may have two broken ribs.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 9, 2012
If Kansas City's fears are confirmed, one has to wonder when or if Bowe will play again in 2012.
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Rough news for Chiefs fans and fantasy owners as Dwayne Bowe will not return to the game after suffering a rib injury, according to Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher.
Bowe will not return to game— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) December 9, 2012
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According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the team’s top wideout is questionable to return to the game.
#Chiefs D. Bowe ribs, questionable.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 9, 2012
Rotoworld is reporting that Bowe was seen vomiting on the sidelines after taking a hard kick following a player, but he was able to walk off without the aid of trainers and rested on the bench, which is generally a better sign than heading into the locker room.
Before leaving, Bowe was contributing at a high level, catching two passes (on two targets) for 70 yards. Quarterback Brady Quinn clearly trusts him the most out of any receiver and will likely struggle while Bowe is off the field.
The Chiefs’ No. 1 wideout contributed in every game thus far this season, hauling in 57 receptions for 731 yards and three TDs in the 12 contests prior to this one.
He’s having a down year, with Kansas City’s QB conundrum clearly impacting Bowe’s performance. Neither Quinn nor season-opener starter Matt Cassel has been particularly effective for the 2-10 franchise.
The sixth-year man out of LSU is still trying his hardest during this dismal season. He’s received some fantasy consideration in many leagues for his immense skills—despite the lack of a true talent under center.
Hopefully he can return to action soon and the injury is nothing serious.
Keep it tuned here on B/R for the latest on Dwayne Bowe’s injury, his diagnosis and prognosis, fantasy analysis and more concerning the Chiefs WR.