KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 06: Defensive back Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs tackles wide receiver Devone Bess #15 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter on November 6, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Seems like yesterday that Brandon Flowers left the KC Chiefs annual night practice with an apparent injury. And it seems even closer when the Chiefs said it was just a bruise and he may be held out of the next day's practice as a precaution.
That was now two weeks ago. Flowers has a heel injury and there's really no word on when he'll return. Missing the rest of training camp is not out of the question considering things will wrap up on Thursday.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel indicated that if Flowers isn't practicing by Thursday then he'll probably be held out for Saturday's game in St. Louis. If that's the case then his injury would be nearing the three week mark. That seems like a fairly serious injury. The Chiefs aren't holding him out now as any sort of precaution. Crennel obviously wants Flowers in camp ASAP.
At some point, you gotta wonder how this is going to affect his ability to be ready for the regular season. Sitting out this long with a foot injury means he needs to get back into game shape. That won't happen overnight.
I'm not that worried about this...yet. But I'm getting close.