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AFC West Injury Updates: Chiefs and Chargers Suffer Big Losses

Things could be going from bad to worse for the Kansas City Chiefs. After getting throttled by the Buffalo Bills, there are rumblings that safety Eric Berry may have sustained a serious knee injury. The Chiefs aren't saying anything, and I am sure they will wait until they have the results from tests before they make a statement.

However, reports:

...there was concern inside the locker room that the injury could be serious. Berry was tended to earlier in the contest before returning; a few minutes later, the second-year safety was helped off the field.

Obviously, the loss of Berry would be huge for the Chiefs. And their defense apparently needs all the help it can get right now.

Things are much more clear regarding the Chargers big injury right now. Defensive end Luis Castillo broke his leg—his tibia to be more precise for you medical types. Castillo faces a long road back. It is going to take lots of hard work and quick recovery for him just to play again this season.

Castillo is a big key to the Chargers run defense.

The Chargers also lost kicker Nate Kaeding. He is likely done for the year. This comes from Adam Schefter:

Chargers suspect that K Nate Kaeding tore his left anterior cruciate ligament, per team source. He will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm.

RB Mike Tolbert also went down with an injury. Jason LaCanfora tweeted:

Chargers RB Mike Tolbert, fresh off a 3 TD effort Sun, will have an MRI on his knee Mon as a precaution but it looks like a bruise/minor...