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Chiefs place LB Willie Gay Jr. on IR with toe injury

Willie Gay Jr.
Posted at 4:40 PM, Sep 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 17:49:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The Kansas City Chiefs have placed linebacker Willie Gay Jr. on injured reserve, a spokesperson confirmed to KSHB 41 Sports Thursday.

On Tuesday, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Gay suffered a toe injury in the team's final preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Coming off an impressive training camp, Gay is expected to play a big role in his sophomore season.

Gay landing on the IR means he will be out for at least three games. Week 4 would potentially be Gay’s first game back when the Chiefs play the Philadelphia Eagles on the road Oct. 3.