NFL Insider Offers Update on Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid’s Medical Condition

Published 09/27/2021, 11:25 AM EDT
Oct 25, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


AFC West franchise Kansas City Chiefs suffered their second defeat of the season on the weekend. The Patrick Mahomes-led franchise succumbed to a narrow 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. However, a major talking point of the game was the incident surrounding home team head coach, Andy Reid.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 02: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs talks to Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

As per the latest reports, coach Reid departed left Arrowhead Stadium, and was transported to a local hospital system after feeling ill following Sunday’s loss to Justin Herbert and Co. Further updates indicated that the 63-year old veteran was feeling ‘dehydrated’ and was taken to the University of Kansas Health System for further evaluation.

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Ian Rapoport gives the latest regarding Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid

NFL Network reporter and league insider, Ian Rapoport, gave the latest update regarding coach Reid’s medical condition. The latter is reportedly stable and under the observation of health professionals as a precaution.

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu took to Twitter after the game with a tweet regarding Reid’s unfortunate exclusion from Sunday’s game.“I’m praying for my Head Coach & I’m hoping you can send up prayers with me!! One of the best men & teachers I’ve been around!!! GOD please show us your mercy!” the tweet read.

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates with head coach Andy Reid his touchdown scored against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

KC Fans will be hoping to see their team boss back in the dugout, sooner rather than later. But the 2019 Super Bowl winners will not want to rush their coach to take up his duties, with his health the first priority right now.

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Here’s an official statement released by Kansas City Chiefs on their official Twitter handle.

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Watch out for this space regarding further updates about coach Reid and his medical condition.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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