[ESPN.com] Tight end Tony Gonzalez is the latest Kansas City Chiefs all-star sidelined.
The seven-time Pro Bowler sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of Sunday’s 13-10 loss at Miami. More will be known with test results on Tuesday, but he will definitely miss Sunday’s game against Oakland.
Gonzalez had averaged more than 100 yards receiving and almost 17 yards per catch in the three previous games, victories over San Diego, Seattle and St. Louis that kept the Chiefs in the playoff hunt.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder caught six balls for 84 yards at Miami and was keying a second-half rally when he was injured while fighting through a double-team to make sure Huard’s pass was not intercepted.
“He’s getting more tests today and we’ll find out tomorrow or the next day the extent of how long he’ll be out. This weekend, he’s definitely out,” Edwards said.
“It is a shame, a guy like that, he’s having a terrific year for you and has been a staple in the last month and really getting involved in the offense. We’re going to have to find another way now. He’s going to be missed this week, obviously. But we’ve just got to find a way to get the ball, when we decide to pass, to other players.”