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NFL Sunday Night Game Bryan Cook (Howard University) of the Kansas City Chiefs is carted off the field after suffering an ankle injury during the second half against the Green Bay PackersThe Chiefs came out to play defense for the first time in the second half when A.J. Dillon sprung for a 14-yard catch.

Cook was injured on the play and the Chiefs training staff came out to treat him on the field.From there, Cook required significant medical treatment before the staff called for a medical cart to take him off of the field due to a serious lower leg injury.For those who missed the play, it’s below but warning that it’s also difficult to watch.

Without Cook, the Chiefs will turn to Mike Edwards to replace him in the starting base defense, while rookie fourth-round pick Chamarri Conner climbs to the all-important third safety role in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense. Edwards signed with the Chiefs this spring after a breakout season last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Conner was a tough, versatile tackler from Virginia Tech for whom the Chiefs traded up to get.

Cook joined the Chiefs as their second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft after starring for the University of Cincinnati. After serving as a third safety last year playing behind Juan Thornhill and Justin Reid, Cook was elevated to a starting role alongside Reid in his second season and has been a solid performer for all 11 games so far. This year, he has 35 total tackles, 1 interception, 2 pass deflections, and 2 fumble recoveries.