First Injury of 2013 Season For the Chiefs

From St. Joseph, Missouri

On the field for their first workout of the 2013 season, the Chiefs suffered their first injury of the season when draft choice DB Sanders Commings went down about halfway through the 100-minute practice at Missouri Western State University.

Commings suffered a fractured left clavicle, an injury that’s generally 4 to 6 weeks in healing time, depending on the severity of the fracture.

The Chiefs 5th-round draft choice out of the University of Georgia was playing cornerback and defending on a long pass when he went up and knocked the ball down, but then fell on his shoulder as he hit the turf. Under NFL rules the Chiefs were not in pads; whether that would have made a difference in this case is hard to figure, but it might have mitigated the injury.

Commings was walked to the trainers’ tent on the side of the practice field by several people. There, they got his jersey off and doctors looked him over. Eventually, he walked to the locker room with trainer Rick Burkholder.

While he wasn’t competing for a starting job, Commings was going to be counted on for his special teams performance at the least, and some sort of role in the Chiefs sub-defenses as a safety in pass coverage.

Reid also said that rookie S Malcom Brinson will start the pre-season on the league’s Non-Football Injury list. Brinson suffered a torn ACL near the end of his senior season last fall at McNeese State and he’s still rehabbing the injury. Despite the fact the injury occurred on the football field, the NFL calls it a non-football injury because the player arrived with the problem. Players trying to come back from injuries suffered in NFL action generally go to the physically-unable-to-perform list.

One Response to “First Injury of 2013 Season For the Chiefs”

  • July 24, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    This is very frustrating for us “true Chiefs fans”. Didn’t the same darn thing happen a year ago with DeQuan Menzie????

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