Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is out with a rib injury for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders and possibly out for the rest of the year, head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday.
"Dwayne has some ribs (injury) and he's not going to be there this week for sure, and I don't know about the rest of the year yet," Crennel said. "They're doing MRIs and all that good stuff today... But he's not going to be there next week."
Bowe, along with running back Jamaal Charles, was injured during the first half against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Bowe went to the locker room with a rib injury at the end of the first quarter. Earlier, he had a 47-yard reception.
Charles, who scored on an 80-yard run on the first play from scrimmage, got hurt on a 15-yard run in the second quarter. He got up and tugged at the bottom of his shoulder pads. He went to the sideline and was checked by doctors and trainers.
Crennel said losing Bowe is tough, but the Chiefs will look to find different offensive firepower.
"One of the things that Bowe presents is he presents some dependability to our offense, play-making ability," Crennel said. "So we all kind of depend on him a little bit. So now with him being out, what we're going to have to do is, we're going to have to rely on those other guys to step up and be able to make some plays for us so that we can generate some offense... We have to find out now because we don't have Bowe to go to."
Starting quarterback Brady Quinn got a lukewarm review from his head coach.
"He didn't do as well as the week before, but through the first half, I thought it was OK. In the second half, when we got behind, you're pressing, and when defenses can pin the ears back and come after you, it's just really tough," Crennel said. "All the situations, we were in some third-and-longs, we just weren't efficient."
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