During last night's (Sun. October 8, 2017) Sunday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley suffered a nasty achilles injury.
Conley played four years in Georgia and put up some fairly decent numbers. In his rookie season Conley racked up 288 receiving yards along with two touchdowns. His sophomore season saw a bit of an improvement as he hauled in 342 receiving yards for four touchdowns.
His production really improved in his junior year after amassing 651 receiving yards for 6 touchdowns. He finished up his college career with the best season of his career with 657 yards for eight touchdowns.
The Kansas City Chiefs decided to draft Conley in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft in attempt to nap quarterback Alex Smith a new target. Conley has only had one touchdown in his NFL regular season career, coming as a rookie in 2015.
Last season he was able to rack up 530 yards off 44 catches but no touchdowns to show for it. He was looking to start this year off fairly well in 2017, as he had racked up 175 yards on 11 catches. Unfortunately for Conley, however, his season was cut short after a nasty injury.
The Texans vs. Chiefs game last night saw two major defensive stars for the Texans suffer season-ending injuries, as JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus were hauled off the field after getting knocked around. Conley was the third player of that game to suffer a season-ending injury.
Conley recovered an onside kick attempt from Houston and seemed to have a clear path for a touchdown after scooping up the rock. Unfortunately his achilles snapped and he went down without contact.
In the replay of the injury, you can actually see the achilles snap after a vibration goes down his leg. It's truly disturbing to watch so don't look if you have a weak stomach:
Coach Andy Reid confirmed the injury news after the game:
"That was the on-field observation there but they’re pretty accurate with those," Reid said
What are your thoughts on Conley's nasty injury that he suffered last night? Do you think the Chiefs are going to miss him on offense? And how much will this affect his career moving forward? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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