Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Unfortunately, injury updates have been somewhat of a theme this preseason for the Kansas City Chiefs.
A day after the Chiefs lost 15-13 to the San Francisco 49ers in preseason game No. 2 of the Andy Reid era, Kansas City’s new coach updated the media in regard to injuries on a conference call. Here’s what he had to say:
"“Let me give you the injury update. So, for tomorrow’s practice, (Eric) Fisher and (Travis) Kelce will not practice. Fisher’s shoulder has been bothering him, so he won’t practice. Travis has a knee bruise, so he won’t practice. Jamar Newsome has both a sprained ankle and a shoulder and he is not going to practice tomorrow. Dunta Robinson has an AC sprain in the shoulder, and he is going to be ok. He just probably won’t practice tomorrow. (Sanders) Commings won’t practice tomorrow. Everybody else will be good to go. (Mike) Catapano will be back in. Malcolm Bronson will go full. Jamaal (Charles) will be back in and we’ll see what he can do.”"
Fisher missed practice last week with a hurt finger, and now he’ll be missing with a shoulder. Reid and has staff have taken a very cautious approach to injuries, so there’s probably not much to worry about here. With that said, it’s not encouraging to hear that the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft is sitting out again, and a shoulder problem is a bit more concerning than the finger.
Reid stated that they’re taking it “day-by-day” with Charles’ injury, going on to say:
"“He’ll practice tomorrow and we’ll see how he does. We’ll see how it works out for him tomorrow. He needs work, I mean they all need to work. But we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”"
It’s going to be good for Kansas City’s first offense to get Charles back in practice for many reasons. He’s undoubtedly a star player who defenses have to focus on, and his presence in the backfield will help the Chiefs’ open things up offensively.
Hopefully he’ll be able to stay healthy this week, and hopefully the offense will be able to take some steps forward.
Note: Quotes Via Chiefs Communications.