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Chiefs’ Justin Houston making progress, Andy Reid says

Justin Houston
Justin Houston

Chiefs coach Andy Reid had no update on the playing status of Justin Houston on Monday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the star outside linebacker probably will miss the regular season because of a hyperextended knee but hopes to return for the playoffs.

“I haven’t heard that — I think that I would probably know that,” Reid said. “That wasn’t coming from us. We’re taking it day by day with him and seeing how it rolls.”

Houston injured his knee in a 30-22 win over the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 29 and has missed the Chiefs’ last three games. Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Houston had a second opinion on the knee last week with physician James Andrews, which confirmed the initial diagnosis.

“He seems to be making progress, which is positive,” Reid said. “It’s a weird kind of injury but he is making progress, that’s what the doctors have told us and Rick’s working with him and going about his business on the rehab part.”

The Star's Vahe Gregorian, Sam Mellinger, Terez A. Paylor and Blair Kerkhoff assess the Kansas City Chiefs' 30-22 win over the Buffalo Bills.