The Pittsburgh Steelers will go back on the road this coming Sunday to play the Kansas City Chiefs and it’s worth noting that their leading pass catcher is currently dealing with an injury that forced him out of the Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is currently dealing with a concussion and during his Monday morning press conference, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid didn’t offer much of an update on him.
“As far as injuries go, it’s no different than what I mentioned last night [Sunday] with the two fellows with concussions,” said Reid. “The guys are just coming in now, so I don’t really have any other updates for you there.”
Maclin, who was injured early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, will obviously need to pass all of his concussion test this week prior to him being allowed to practice.
So far this season, Maclin has registered 39 catches for 531 yards and one touchdown. He also leads the Chiefs in explosive plays with 9 catches of 20 or more yards this season.
As far as the Chiefs other wide receivers go, none of them have more than 8 catches so far this season. In fact, tight end Travis Kelce, running back Jamaal Charles and Maclin have combined to catch nearly 68% of all completed passes by the Chiefs so far through their first six games. Charles, by the way, was lost for the season to knee injury back in Week 5.
The Chiefs first injury report will be released Wednesday afternoon. The Steelers are currently favored by 2-points over the 1-5 Chiefs.