Hitchens had 11 tackles (five solo) in Thursday's 29-28 loss to the Chargers.
Hitchens has produced well throughout the season, yet Thursday was the first time he reached double-digit tackles since Week 6 at New England. The 26-year-old has 114 total tackles and a forced fumble through 13 games and has a matchup against the run-heavy Seahawks on tap in Week 16.
Hitchens notched 10 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's Week 13 matchup with the Raiders.
Hitchens exited the game for a bit with a quad injury, but that didn't prevent from reaching double digits in tackles for the fifth time this season. Barring an injury, the fifth-year linebacker is a lock to reach triple-digit tackles for the first time in his career, making him a valuable IDP option in many formats. He needs just four Sunday against the Ravens to reach triple digits, a total he has surpassed in all but two of the games he's played in this season.
Hitchens was questionable to return after suffering a quad injury in the first half of Sunday's game. Now that he's back, expect Hitchens to assume his normal role as one of the starting linebackers for Kansas City.
Hitchens (quad) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Hitchens suffered the quad injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game and his status is currently up in the air. As long as Hitchens is sidelined, Dorian O'Daniel could see increased snaps in his stead.
Hitchens (ribs) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Hitchens sat out a Week 10 win over the Cardinals due to a ribs injury, but appears to have fully recovered. Barring any setbacks, expect Hitchens to return to his usual starting role during Monday's game against the Rams.
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