Larry Johnson will miss final eight games for slumping Chiefs

By: AP
By: AP

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The broken foot that Kansas City running
back Larry Johnson suffered on November 4th turned out to be
season-ending after all.
Coach Herm Edwards confirms today that Johnson won't play in the
Chiefs' final game at the New York Jets.
The Chiefs had refused to disclose the nature of the injury.
They said they were hoping Johnson would get back on the field.
It wasn't until several weeks after he got hurt that Johnson
revealed that he had broken a bone in his right foot.
Edwards says Johnson is better, but not to the point that he
will play.
For the season, Johnson had 158 carries for 559 yards and three
touchdowns. Last year, he carried an NFL-record 416 times while
rushing for 17 touchdowns and a team-record 1,750 yards.
Edwards says quarterback Brodie Croyle is questionable for
Sunday. He bruised his hand while trying to stop a Detroit defender
from returning an interception for a touchdown on Sunday. He will
be replaced by Damon Huard if he can't play.

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