Chiefs’ Jeff Allen Leaves Field With Shoulder Injury


October 07, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed (20) recovers a Kansas City Chiefs fumble and runs it out of the end zone as Kansas City Chiefs guard Jeff Allen (71) makes the tackle in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Ravens won 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have another injury to a potential starer. Guard Jeff Allen was carted off the field during today’s morning practice with an apparent shoulder injury.

From Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star:

Yikes. That isn’t good.

The Chiefs are trying to remake their offensive line with a group of young players. There is some depth at the position with Geoff Shwartz recently added to the roster but losing Allen for a significant amount of time could hurt the line’s chemistry, especially if he was the favorite to be a starter.

Allen started 13 games last year and while he wasn’t overly impressive, he has loads of talent and the experience starting as a rookie should serve him well this season.

The Chiefs are likely to start Rodney Hudson at center this season. Hudson missed most of last season with a broken leg and he could have used some reps alongside Allen.

We’ll keep you updated on Allen’s status. We wish him a speedy recovery.