Justin Houston Injury: Updates on Chiefs Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 18: Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after a near interception against the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter of the game on October 18, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Chiefs 16-10. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston had not played since he was placed on the physically unable to perform list with a knee injury on Aug. 30. However, he is ready to make his 2016 regular-season debut.

Continue for updates.

Houston Active vs. Buccaneers 

Sunday, Nov. 20

BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com announced Houston was available against Tampa Bay in Week 11.

Latest on Houston's Practice Status

Friday, Nov. 18

Houston was limited in practice Friday, per Kissel.

Houston Is Valuable Member of Chiefs Defense When Healthy

Houston played in only 11 games apiece in 2013 and 2015. Last year, a knee injury sidelined him for the final five contests of the regular season.

When healthy, Houston is one of the best linebackers in the NFL. He has been to four straight Pro Bowls and was a member of the 2014 All-Pro first team when he led the league with 22 sacks.

He has 56 career sacks entering the 2016 season and reached double digits in three of his first five campaigns in the league. He has also proved he is capable of dropping back in coverage, snagging a career-high two interceptions last year.


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