Dec 11, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) is called for pass interference against New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) during the game at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Kendrick Lewis Injury Update

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As if Saturday’s butt whipping courtesy of the St. Louis Rams wasn’t bad enough for the Kansas City Chiefs, free safety Kendrick Lewis went down with a shoulder injury.

Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel spoke with reporters Sunday night and while he didn’t give an exact time table, he did say that Lewis had not suffered a season-ending injury.

“He injured the same shoulder he injured before,” Crennel said. “It’s a different injury. He doesn’t have to have surgery or anything like that but he has to rest that shoulder and have him immobilized before we can start some movement exercises and see how quickly we can get him back.”

Lewis injured the very same shoulder last season and had to have surgery.

Crennel indicated that backup safety veteran Abram Elam is next in line to replace Lewis.

The Chiefs have about three weeks before there first regular season game so Lewis will have some time to heal before the games start to count.

This is clearly unfortunate as Lewis is a young player with a lot of upside, however, I think Elam will be able to step in and do an adequate job. The guy the Chiefs really need back is CB Brandon Flowers.

We’ll keep you updated on the Lewis situation.

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