KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First-year right tackle Lucas Niang had to be helped from the field midway through the first quarter on the Kansas City Chiefs’ opening drive Sunday on GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Niang started the first five games of the season before being replaced by veteran Mike Remmers in Week 6, but he returned to the lineup last week when Remmers was injured.
Remmers, who is inactive, was ruled out earlier in the week with a knee injury, so Niang started for the second straight week.
The Chiefs later announced that Niang was questionable to return with a rib injury.
With backup tackle Prince Tega Wanogho inactive, Andrew Wylie replaced Niang at right tackle as the Chiefs capped their opening drive with a touchdown.
“He (Niang) hurt his ribs and had to come out,” Kansas City coach Andy Reid said. “Andrew did a nice job there, coming out to fill in on short notice.”
Wylie started in the Super Bowl LV loss to Tampa Bay at right tackle, so he has experience at the position.