What happened to L’Jarius Sneed? Chiefs’ best defensive player suffers head injury vs. Bengals


Kansas City Chiefs defensive star L’Jarius Sneed left the field early during the AFC Championship Game as he suffered a head injury during the Cincinnati Bengals’ first drive. He was taken off the field and evaluated for a concussion.

Sneed was wobbling as he left the field, a clear sign that he might’ve suffered a concussion. He tried to tackle Bengals’ running back Samaje Perine but fell awkwardly and hit his head on the turf.

Sneed is a fourth-round cornerback who has become one of the main pieces in the Chiefs’ defense ever since he stepped foot onto the field. He’s in his third season on the team.

For Kansas City, any loss in the secondary might be a huge problem, since the Bengals’ main strength is their passing offense, with Joe Burrow having a plethora of options in Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. Losing Sneed would be a big blow for the Chiefs in trying to stop Cincinnati’s offense.

Sneed was subsequently diagnosed with a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. A huge loss for Kansas City.

Chiefs’ defense thrives in first half against the Bengals

It’s difficult to envision a better scenario for Kansas City in the first half of the game, completely limiting Cincinnati’s passing offense even without its best tackler.

The home team consistently won battles in the trenches and pressured Joe Burrow a lot of times, with four sacks in the first half alone. Frank Clark and Chris Jones were having the game of their lives – they also recorded an interception with Jaylen Watson late in the second quarter.

The halftime score was 13-6 in favor of the Chiefs after they stopped two Bengals trips to the red zone, limiting Joe Burrow’s team to just two field goals. The defensive stands in the first half were impressive.

But make no mistake: Kansas City also led 21-3 when the two teams met during the previous season’s AFC Championship Game. They both know that winning at halftime means nothing: the Super Bowl will be reached once the game truly ends.

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