The Chiefs resumed training camp today after taking Tuesday off. Here’s some news and thoughts on what happened at practice today.
1. Sanders Commings Returns To Practice, Gets Hurt Again
The morning started out with positive news of Donald Stephenson, Sanders Commings, and Phillip Gains all returning to the practice field after missing time with injuries. Commings return was particularly positive given how poorly the secondary has looked in the first week of training camp. Any healthy bodies who could make some sort of a difference in the secondary would be a welcome addition.
Unfortunately it wouldn’t take long for Commings to find his way back to the trainers room.
#Chiefs post-practice injury updates: DB Sanders Commings (ankle), DL Mike Catapano (illness), WR Mark Harrison (hamstring).
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) July 30, 2014
Some things to note: Commings hurt his right ankle, he couldn’t put pressure on it, and he was taken off the field in the back of the cart. These are not good signs. It doesn’t mean the injury is guaranteed to be bad but these are the kind of things you don’t want to hear.
Should Commings miss substantial time it would mark the fourth different injury he’s had with the Chiefs in his short time with the team. That’s a lot of injuries – and, most importantly, time missed – in such a short span. At this juncture we have to put the “Tony Moeaki” label on Commings – a guy who could be really good but may never be able to stay healthy for a long stretch of time.
It may be a good idea for the Chiefs to start scouting out the safety market. Ed Reed maybe?