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Chiefs Training Camp: Staying Healthy

Last year the Kansas City Chiefs entered training camp out of shape and injured. There were always a handful of Chiefs that were sitting out. We learned throughout the year that Todd Haley liked to see guys fighting through injuries. He's said before that there's a difference between being hurt and being injured.

Fast forward to 2010 training camp and it appears the Chiefs have gotten the picture.

G Brian Waters started off camp on the exercise bike and he's been there ever since with some sort of ankle injury. DL Dion Gales and OL Ikechuku Ndukwe apparently didn't pass their conditioning test and spent the first few days in the rehab zone.

LB Pierre Walters spent a couple days on the bikes as has G Darryl Harris, who was injured last week. DE Wallace Gilberry was also in the rehab zone for one day.

RB Tervaris Johnson was released after an injury.

Other than that...the Chiefs have been pretty healthy.

Last year you had five guys -- RB Kolby Smith, LB Zach Thomas, LB Demorrio Williams, S DaJaun Morgan and G Wade Smith -- who missed at least half of the training camp practices with an injury. There were quite a few other guys that missed a few practices here and there with various injuries or ailments.

Barring a training camp-ending injury this week, the Chiefs will only have one guy -- Waters  -- who will miss similar time. Harris could fall into that category too if he doesn't make it back soon.

Maybe it's the conditioning. Maybe they know the difference between being hurt and being injured. Whatever it is, these are much healthier Chiefs.

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