Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker carried off the field during the game vs. Cardinals On the Chiefs' kickoff following their first-quarter touchdown,

Butler seemingly slipped and rolled his left (plantar) ankle. He gingerly got up and hobbled off the field before being escorted

off the field and into the locker room using a wheelchair. Before he left for further examination, an in-game update from sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson provided a little more

Wolfson also announced at the time of her report that Justin Reid would likely have to step in for Butker, and that's exactly what he did. Reid,

who took the extra point during the Chiefs' preseason and was lauded in training camp for his accurate and long-range field goals,

converted Kansas City's second extra point attempt of the day before kicking the ensuing kickoff through the backfield. end zone.

Butker, now 27, has solidified his status as one of the best players in the NFL since joining the Chiefs organisation midway through the 2017 campaign.

He boasts a career-high 146 field goals during the regular season on 162 attempts and he went 25-for-28 on the season,

making all but two extra points. The Chiefs are in a unique situation short-term without him but with Reid in the fold, though any long-term absence could change