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Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller cleared to play?-Dr. Patel

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Kansas City Chief cornerback Kendall Fuller sustained a fracture to his wrist on Thursday’s night’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He had surgery shortly after and is not expected to miss any time, according to reports.

Kendall most likely had a break to his radius bone, which is the largest bone in the forearm, or the scaphoid bone in the hand and wrist junction. Fixing the bone with plates and/or screws is extremely strong and allows for almost immediate movement. He will likely play with a cast for protection, although this will be bulky. Especially, as a cornerback, this will limit his ability to intercept passes and he will likely be more willing to bat down passes. Expect him to line up on the weaker side for matchups and to be targeted by opposing quarterbacks or even play limited snaps.

Amar A. Patel, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and obtained his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he learned advances techniques in traumatic and sports- related injuries. He completed advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. Dr. Patel currently practices at the Orthopaedic Associates of Riverside in Chicago, Illinois. He is an avid sports fan and has been a fantasy sports participant for over 15 years.

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