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Kansas City Chiefs Place First Round Pick On The Injured Reserve

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The Kansas City Chiefs began the 2022 season with a bang, beating the Arizona Cardinals 44-21 in Glendale. Unfortunately, it came at a cost. Several Kansas City players went down with injuries. One of those players is first-round pick Trent McDuffie. 

The Kansas City Chiefs are placing defensive back Trent McDuffie on the injured reserve today. He suffered a hamstring injury during the team's season opener. He will miss the next four games.

"The #Chiefs placed first-round pick CB Trent McDuffie on injured reserve, meaning he’s out at least four games, amid a bunch of moves that also included re-signing onetime first-round pick WR Corey Coleman to the practice squad," said Tom Pelissero.

Trent McDuffie's injury may actually be attributed to the Cardinals' turf field. At least that's what head coach Andy Reid is blaming it on. 

"They resodded it, which is a good thing because they practice in there," Reid said of the field at Arizona's State Farm Stadium, via "But it was a little bit loose. That's what happens sometimes when you resod, is it's loose.

"It was part of the Butker injury and McDuffie injury ... The turf picked up and I would tell you that that did have something to do with it. If it didn't, I would tell you that, too. So it's not an excuse by any means, but I mean, you all can see it. Watch the tape."

Perhaps the Cardinals need to think about getting a new field. It seems like this could become a problem this season. 

McDuffie, meanwhile, is headed to the injured reserve where he will miss the next four games.