Chiefs’ Kyle Long suffers lower-leg injury in minicamp, status for Week 1 up in the air


Kyle Long was one of the significant upgrades on the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive line this offseason, as he was expected to compete for one of the starting spots on the revamped unit. Now, Long and the Chiefs are just hoping the former Pro Bowl guard is ready for Week 1.

Long suffered a lower leg injury at Chiefs minicamp this week, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Long underwent tests on the injury as the Chiefs hope he can be ready for the start of the regular season — putting his Week 1 status in doubt.

The Chiefs offensive lineman addressed the situation on Twitter, but didn’t go into detail on the extent of the injury — nor if he’ll continue playing football after this latest setback.

“I did everything I could to prepare to get back for football. Zero regrets,” Long wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been getting better every day and having so much fun with my new team. Focusing on controlling the things I can control. Yesterday was not one of those things! Thanks for the well wishes.”

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