Justin Houston expected to miss 6-12 months

The Kansas City Chiefs had a phenomenal 2015 season going 11-5 and making the playoffs, which came after they won 10 straight games after a 1-5 start. A big reason for their success was their dominant defense, but one of their best players, linebacker Justin Houston, may be missing part of the 2016 season.

It was reported by Adam Teicher, Chiefs beat writer for ESPN NFL Nation, that Houston had ACL surgery in February. He is expected to miss six to twelve months with rehab and would make a return in August at the very earliest, but the rehab could knock him out for the entire season.

Head coach Andy Reid seemed to be positive about the possibility of getting Houston back for the 2016 season. He told Teicher that they team is hoping the linebacker would be back this year.

Justin Houston has been considered one of the best linebackers in the AFC for some time now. Since being selected in the third round of the 2011 Draft, he has recorded 56 sacks, including a NFL-high 22, just short of the NFL record, in 2014, and eight forced fumbles.

Stay with Campus Sports for all the latest updates on Houston’s status with the Chiefs going forward.

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