May 24, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Martin Rucker (83) takes a break during organized team activities at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
The feel good story of the local guy coming to the team appears to be ending. Josh Looney of the Kansas City Chiefs official website reports that Martin Rucker, former Missouri tight end, is "likely" to have ACL surgery, but he's first getting a second opinion.
Per Looney, Romeo Crennel said it "doesn't look good".
Rucker hurt the knee at last Friday's OTA. We haven't heard any updates on him since then and I said on 610 Sports earlier this week that it's usually not a good sign when things are so quiet after an injury like that.
An ACL injury, depending on the severity, could keep him out for the entire year, as Chiefs fans have unfortunately come to learn.
From a football standpoint, this won't have a major affect on the Chiefs. He had a ways to go before even making the team, let alone making an impact. But it's still disappointing that Rucker, who was born in St. Joe, won't be able to play for his hometown team.
At least not this year, if the second opinion shares the opinion of the first opinion.