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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Injury: Updates on Chiefs Guard's Concussion and Return

Aug 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Joe PantornoFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 5, 2017

Kansas City Chiefs starting guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif suffered a concussion during the AFC Wild Card Game against the Houston Texans and would not return. It's unclear when he will return to the field.

Continue for updates.

Duvernay Out for Divisional Round

Friday, Jan. 15

The Chiefs announced Duvernay-Tardif will not be available against the New England Patriots.

Latest on Duvernay-Tardif Practice Status

Friday, Jan. 15

The team announced Duvernay-Tardif did not participate in Friday's practice session.

Duvernay-Tardif Important Part of Chiefs Rushing Attack

Duvernay-Tardif has developed into a key part of an offensive line that managed to bolster a depleted Chiefs rushing attack that has been without starter Jamaal Charles since Week 5.

Kansas City's rushing offense was ranked sixth in the NFL in 2015, and much of that success is due to the play of the offensive line.

However, the line has not been as strong in terms of pass protection. Duvernay-Tardif and Co. allowed 46 sacks in the regular season. Only five teams allowed more in 2015.

In Duvernay-Tardif's absence on Dec. 10, the Chiefs slid Jah Reid in at right guard and kept Donald Stephenson at right tackle, according to BJ Kissel of Reid, who is recovering from a knee injury, missed Week 17 and has appeared in just 10 games this season. 


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