KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's been weeks since the Kansas City Chiefs have had right tackle Mitchell Schwartz on the field.
Schwartz hasn't played since Week 6, when he left the game after just eight snaps with a back injury.
Fast-forward to Week 11 and Schwartz was placed on the injured reserve list and has remained there.
As the Chiefs' Divisional Round matchup approaches, coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Schwartz will not be available Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Reid followed up his statement saying he hasn't lost hope.
"He’s not going to be back this week and we’re literally taking that day-by-day, I mean these things are crazy," Reid said. "There’s nobody, I mean nobody, that wants to play more than this guy. You know how he’s wired. I mean, you don’t play all the games he played in a row and not enjoy the game, but he just physically can’t do that right now and we'll just see how it goes down the road. I don’t think anybody’s lost hope."
Schwartz had never missed a game until this season. He played all 128 regular-season games in his first eight seasons.