Mauga (shoulder) will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, BJ Kissel of chiefs.com reports. Mauga will miss the entire 2016 season due to a labral tear. The Chiefs' veteran linebacker was expected to be a catalyst of this year's defense. Ramik Wilson will have a chance to earn a starting spot during his absence.
Mauga (groin) was spotted wearing shorts, but was out with the team at practice Monday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. Mauga required an MRI after suffering a groin strain but appears nearly ready to rejoin practice on a full basis. Barring a major setback of some kind, he should be good to go for the start of the regular season and possible some of the preseason. However, groin strains can linger, so it's something to monitor.
Mauga suffered a strained groin and will undergo an MRI, Chiefs' reporter BJ Kissel reports. Look for updates to come next week on the severity of the groin injury. If he misses extended time, look for Ramik Wilson to take the first-team reps.
Mauga finished the 2015 regular season with 58 tackles (46 solo), one sack and two interceptions. Playing alongside Derrick Johnson, Mauga made a slight impact of his own on the inside, thous he was no where near his counterpart's 116 tackles. It's possible the Chiefs will look to add some depth on the inside prior to the 2016 campaign, but Mauga is currently in line to retain the starting role.
Mauga notched nine solo tackles in Sunday's win over the Bills. Mauga was all over the field on Sunday in a sloppy high-scoring affair with the Bills. The sixth-year linebacker tallied his season high in tackles with nine, on a day where the majority of the Chiefs' defenders struggled. Don't expect numbers like this on a regular basis, however, as Mauga only has 36 tackles on the season and holds minimal IDP value compared to others at the position.
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