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Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer 19d

Chiefs starting guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif exits vs. Redskins with knee injury

NFL, Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif exited in the first quarter of Monday night's 29-20 win over the Washington Redskins with a left knee injury.

He was replaced by veteran Jordan Devey.

Duvernay-Tardif was on crutches in the locker room after the game with a bulky brace on his left leg.

The Chiefs already are playing without one starting offensive lineman, center Mitch Morse, who has a sprained foot.

"It's hard to see one of our guys go down," Chiefs backup center Zach Fulton said, "but we're all interchangeable as a unit. 'Next man up,' that's our mantra."

If Duvernay-Tardif is lost for a long period, one possible replacement is Parker Ehinger. He was a starting guard for the Chiefs last year, before his season ended prematurely because of a knee injury.

Duvernay-Tardif joined the Chiefs as a sixth-round draft pick in 2014 out of McGill University in Montreal. Duvernay-Tardif, a medical student at McGill, signed a five-year contract extension with the Chiefs last winter worth about $41 million.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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