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The Chiefs designated Bolton (wrist) for return from their injured reserve list Wednesday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.
Kansas City now has 21 days to officially activate Bolton from its injured reserve list before it would have to shut him down for the remainder of the season. The Chiefs' injury reports over the week will shed light on whether he'll be available for Week 13 at Green Bay.
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The Chiefs placed Bolton (wrist) on injured reserve Saturday.
Bolton dislocated his wrist in the second half of the Chiefs' 31-17 win over the Chargers in Week 7. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Monday that Bolton was set to undergo surgery for the injury and will be out for two months. Bolton has played in just four games this season and missed time earlier in the year with an ankle injury. In his absence, Drue Tranquill and Leo Chenal are candidates to receive more playing time at linebacker next to veteran Willie Gay.
Bolton will require surgery after suffering a dislocated wrist in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Chargers and is expected to miss roughly two months, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Bolton tallied a season-high nine tackles over 45 defensive snaps before departing late in the second half of Sunday's win with the wrist injury. An MRI on Monday revealed that he dislocated the wrist, and with surgery on tap, the Chiefs will now be without the star linebacker at least until around early December. Drue Tranquill and Leo Chenal are both likely to benefit from upticks in snaps alongside fellow linebacker Willie Gay while Bolton is sidelined. Bolton had already missed three games earlier this season due to an ankle injury.
Bolton (wrist) left Sunday's 31-17 win over the Chargers early.
Bolton left the game in the second half with a wrist injury and did not return prior to the conclusion. The linebacker's status is worth monitoring heading into next week.
Bolton finished with four tackles (three solo) and an interception in a 19-8 win against Denver on Thursday Night Football.
Bolton missed each of Kansas City's previous three contests due to an ankle injury but was able to line up for 88 percent of the team's defensive snaps Thursday. His four tackles were a season-low mark, though he made up for that modest total with his first pickoff of the campaign. Bolton's missed time will make it very difficult for him to match last season's massive tackle total of 180, but the star linebacker should remain an elite IDP option every time he's able to suit up.
Bolton (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Broncos.
The Chiefs will have one of the league's better LBs back on the field Thursday night after a three-game absence, potentially elevating a defense that's already been playing well. Bolton had 180 tackles last year and 15 over the first two weeks of this season, with his absence the past three weeks allowing Drue Tranquil to accumulate 27 tackles in a three-down role.
Bolton (ankle) was a limited participant at practice Tuesday.
After missing a third consecutive game Sunday at Minnesota, Bolton was limited during Kansas City's first practice of the new week. He'll have one more chance to practice in full before Thursday's game versus Denver.
Bolton (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
This will be the third straight missed game for the Chiefs' starting middle linebacker. Bolton made a combined 15 tackles in his two starts this season. Drue Tranquill should play in his absence.
Bolton (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Minnesota.
Bolton has been sidelined for Kansas City's last two games, but he gave himself a chance to play in Week 5 by returning to practice Wednesday, albeit in a limited capacity. If he's out again though, Drue Tranquill figures to step back into a larger role at linebacker.