Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali broke his right thumb during Sunday’s game at Baltimore and underwent surgery Tuesday, the team announced Wednesday.
“He came in after the game with a little bit of swelling,” said Chiefs head trainer Rick Burkholder. “We got him back here on Monday. He had a fracture that was displaced.”
Hali, who was named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday, has three small screws in his thumb and is wearing a splint. Hali told the Chiefs he doesn’t know when he suffered the injury. He played 57 of the team’s 68 defensive snaps.
Hali hasn’t been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Browns at Arrowhead Stadium.
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“We’ll see day to day here how it goes,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “Because he had surgery doesn’t mean he’s out.”
Second-year wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas was expected to return to practice Wednesday. Thomas has missed the previous three games after getting injured in the first quarter of the Nov. 29 game at San Diego.