Chiefs camp 2015: Chris Conley, three more miss practice


The Kansas City Chiefs took the field on Thursday afternoon for the second consecutive day. Once again, it was the rookies, veterans returning from injury and quarterbacks, with the other veterans coming on Friday to begin practice Saturday.

Of the men who were supposed to be practicing, four of them had to be sidelined because of injury, according to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. Chris Conley is the name that jumps out at you, although it is not surprising considering he strained his knee on Wednesday. In cases like that, it is always better to be cautious than to push a player and make the situation worse.

With Conley on the sideline, he has the company of fourth-round pick Ramik Wilson, tight end Demetrius Harris and quarterback Tyler Bray. Bray is still recovering from tearing his ACL this offseason, so he will be sidelined perhaps throughout the duration of camp. Harris is on the Physically Unable to Perform list while rehabbing from a pair of foot surgeries, although he is expected to make an appearance at St. Joe’s if all goes well. Wilson is on the Non-Football Injury list with a back strain but is expected to recover within a reasonable time period.

Ultimately, these things happen. This is football. Guys are going to sprain and strain things all day long. The main hope is that nobody gets seriously injured. You don’t want to hear the terms “torn,” “broken,” or “high ankle sprain.” If we can avoid all of that nonsense, we are in really good shape. To this point, the only injury to be concerned about is Dontari Poe, who is going to be out all of camp following back surgery to repair a herniated disc.

UPDATE: Running back Keshawn Hill is also apparently injured now, per Paylor.