This sounds painful, and I hope Alex Smith makes a quick recovery. Smith’s will miss Sundays season finale against the Chargers with a lacerated spleen in a must win for both teams.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has a lacerated spleen, won't play Sunday against Chargers, team announces
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 26, 2014
Smith has 3,265 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Chiefs who will miss the playoffs with a loss. Four AFC teams are alive for the sixth and final spot, including the Chiefs. Kansas City can clinch an AFC wild-card playoff spot (No. 6 seed) with a win + Ravens loss + Texans loss or tie.