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Chiefs’ Tony Moeaki Had Knee Surgery


Editor’s note: The original version of this story said that Dexter McCluster also had knee surgery. That was an error on out part. We misread the sentence in the article that mentioned Moeaki’s surgery.

Buried in an article today from the Kansas City Star is that Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki had arthroscopic knee surgery following the 2012 NFL season.

From the Star:

Reid said tight end Tony Moeaki, drafted one round after McCluster in 2010, had arthroscopic knee surgery after the season but will be ready to go when offseason practice begins in May.

The Chiefs this week signed a second tight end, Miami’s Anthony Fasano, as a free agent. Reid said the Chiefs have plans to use many two-tight end formations

“It’s important that (Moeaki) gets himself healthy and he works on the rehab part of that,” Reid said. “The combination of those two is something we’re looking at as a positive.”

Whoa! I didn’t know that. I pay pretty close attention to every bit of Chiefs news that comes out (duh) and I don’t remember ever hearing this. It is possible I missed it but if not, this is news.

Getting a knee scope probably isn’t that big of a deal. While every surgery is different, scopes are not very intrusive. I used to be a competitive runner and I’ve had both my knees scoped, one to clear out some loose cartilage and just last year to repair a torn meniscus. In both cases, I was back to running again in a few weeks.

Reid didn’t go into detail about why Moeaki needed a scope but I imagine the procedures won’t impact either very much.

Tags: Dexter McCluster Kansas City Chiefs Tony Moeaki

  • chiefridgy

    I’m pretty sure he was only implying that Moeaki had surgery

  • dominicscarlatti

    Worst case scenario for a scope is probably three weeks, if memory serves. Glad you’ve recovered well from your meniscus injury, Patrick. Two TE sets will be fun to view in KC. I wonder if Maneri will be back, or if another TE will be drafted…