Chiefs’ CB L’Jarius Sneed Has a Broken Collarbone, Expected to Land on IR

L'Jarius Sneed (24) with Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Photo by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media/CSM/Shutterstock (9991711v)

Kansas City Chiefs’ cornerback troubles keep on piling up. Already thin on the position due to suspensions and injuries, the Chiefs now faced with a loss of rookie L’Jarius Sneed, who broke his collarbone.

Sneed suffered the injury during Monday’s win over Baltimore Ravens while going for an interception in the second quarter. The Louisiana Tech product managed to finish the first half but ended up staying off the field for the second period.

Although the Chiefs did not provide a timeline for Sneed’s return, it is expected that he misses six to eight weeks, which is a usual recovery period for this kind of injury.

This is tough news for L’Jarius Sneed, considering that he was enjoying an impressive rookie campaign so far. The fourth-round pick collected 11 tackles, three passes defended, and NFL-leading two interceptions in the first three games of the season.

Chiefs are already without starting corner Bashaud Breeland, who was previously handed a four-game suspension by the NFL. The second starter Charvarius Ward suffered a hand fracture in Week 1 and only played against Ravens because Kansas City didn’t have a viable option to send instead of Sneed.