Chiefs leading tackler Johnson suffers ruptured Achilles in win

By Alec Brzezinski 9 December 2016
Chiefs leading tackler Johnson suffers ruptured Achilles in win

The Kansas City Chiefs enjoyed a massive 21-13 win over division rival Oakland Raiders on Thursday night, but it came at a price.

Leading tackler and defensive leader Derrick Johnson went down with a non-contact injury in the second quarter, and after the game head coach Andy Reid confirmed Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles on the play, ending his season.

"It's a sad deal," Reid said after the game.

The former All-Pro linebacker also tore his Achilles during the 2014 season.

Johnson has 89 tackles, a sack and an interception this season. He has gone over 100 tackles five times in his 12-year career.

D.J. Alexander will likely get the first chance to start in his place for the remainder of the season.

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