Kendrick Lewis' Injury Is Not Season-Ending

Aug 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis (23) reacts after coming out of the game due to injury during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

The injury suffered by Kendrick Lewis on Saturday night will not end his season. This according to Romeo Crennel who spoke to reporters on Sunday night. He is not a candidate to go on IR though it's not totally clear how long he'll be out.
"He injured the same shoulder he injured before," Crennel said. "It's a different injury. He doesn't have to have surgery or anything like that but he has to rest that shoulder and have him immobilized before we can start some movement exercises and see how quickly we can get him back."


Whew. We are three weeks from the start of the regular season. That's a good buffer to have depending on what's wrong with him. There was talk of a change to the rules to IR where one player could potentially be placed on IR and return that season, but Crennel noted that the rule hasn't actually been implemented yet. It could be soon, though.

Abe Elam will be the primary guy to replace Lewis, according to Crennel. "That will be his job to lose right now," Crennel said in response to a question.

"I'm gald we got him, definitely," Crennel said, "because he's an experienced guy. He has a maturity level to him. I think he can handle the back end. He has shown us that he has been able to grasp the system and I think he'll do a good job in the back end for us."

The other player who could into contention for playing time is Travis Daniels who has been banged up recently. Crennel said he didn't know when Daniels will be back to full speed.

"Travis is very capable because he's an experienced, sharp young man and understands the system and knows all the calls he can handle the back end as well," Crennel said.

More to come...
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