Kansa City Chiefs confirm kicker Harrison Butker’s absence against Los Angeles Chargers

The Kansas City Chiefs will not have their starting kicker, Harrison Butker, to face the division rival Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, on Thursday Night Football. The information was released by the franchise itself, on Wednesday.

Butker was injured during the opening game of the regular season, a quiet victory over the Arizona Cardinals, by 44 to 21. According to examinations after the game, he was diagnosed with an ankle problem, which now rules him out of the division classic against Los Angeles.

Therefore, Matt Amendola is expected to take Butker’s place

Plus, the team also announced that guard Trey Smith is questionable to take the field.

In Week 1, the Chiefs went into the game full of questions after losing key pieces this offseason, such as wide receiver Tyreek Hill, now with the Miami Dolphins, and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, now with the New Orleans Saints, but they gave a good response, starring quarterback Patrick Mahomes with 360 yards and five touchdowns.

The ball will go up at 9715 pm CT for Thursday Night Football. The stage for the clash will be Arrowhead Stadium, home of Kansas City.