Chiefs RB Damien Williams Officially Out Sunday vs New England Due to Rib Injury

Damien Williams won't play against Patriots on Sunday.
Damien Williams won't play against Patriots on Sunday. | Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs will be down a significant offensive weapon against the New England Patriots on Sunday, as their second-leading rusher will not suit up.

Damien Williams has been ruled out for the highly-anticipated game due to a ribs injury.

Williams has been averaging just 3.7 yards per carry this year, as he has been unable to replicate the spark he gave the Chiefs in the immediate aftermath of the Kareem Hunt saga. Even those numbers were inflated by a 91-yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings. He has topped 30 yards rushing just twice and recorded four games of less than 10 yards on the ground.

Second-year power back Darrel Williams is out for the season after being placed on IR, so with both backups out of commission, LeSean McCoy is expected to handle most of the running back duties against New England.

This isn't the end of Kansas City's injury woes, as cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Rashad Fenton are also out for Sunday.

You need everyone to bring their A-game in order to beat New England, and the Chiefs hitching their wagon on McCoy is a risk.