A lot has gone right for the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL’s only undefeated team at 5-0, and there was a lot to like Sunday night. That was before they lost one of their receivers, former Georgia player Chris Conley, to a season-ending injury.
Conley tore his left Achilles tendon in a 42-34 win over the Houston Texans. The injury occurred with a little less than 3 minutes to play in the game.
NBC’s cameras captured an angle that shows the exact moment the tendon snapped, and it’s painful to watch.
— Billy Krumb (@ClubhouseCancer) October 9, 2017
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Conley had 3 catches for 45 yards in the game. He finished the season with 175 receiving yards, which is the third-most on the team.
He had emerged as a reliable weapon in coach Andy Reid’s offense, hauling in 3 catches of at least 20 yards. Meanwhile, 8 of his 11 receptions had gone for a first down.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed Conley would be done for the year.
Continuing and capping a brutal Sunday, Chiefs WR Chris Conley ruptured his Achilles and is out for the year.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2017
Conley was a third-round pick by the Chiefs in the 2015 NFL Draft after starring at Georgia, where he posted 117 career receptions for 1,938 yards and 20 TDs.
While a student at Georgia, Conley — a huge Star Wars fan — directed and starred in a Star Wars fan film called Retribution in 2014.