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Chiefs Training Camp: Injuries In The News

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The great thing about the NFL is that, at this time of year, every fan base can make a legitimate case for their team to be contenders (except for the Oakland Raiders, they're doomed). As Clark Hunt has noted before, this idea of parity is a reason the league is the most successful sports league in history.

That's also why the phrase "carted off the field" can be some of the scariest words a football fan can hear at this time of year.

While the injuries don't appear to be serious enough to warrant the fear that comes along with "carted off the field", the Kansas City Chiefs did have a couple of players who were taken off the field via means other than their feet. We'll be out at practice today but here's what's going on with a few Chiefs who have been missing practice time or look "gassed":

WR Jonathan Baldwin: He missed Friday's practice and we don't know what's up other than it's a leg problem.

DT Glenn Dorsey: He went down in a drill and missed Friday afternoon's practice. Appears to be a leg, too.

LB Tamba Hali: Even Tamba gets affected by the heat. The KC Star reports he appeared to have cramps causing him to leave the field. Unless you've been in KC in this heat working out, it's almost impossible to fully prepare for it.

OT Barry Richardson: He was carted off the field and we're not sure what the problem is. Considering OT Ryan O'Callaghan was running with the third team, the Chiefs need B-Rich healthy and ready to play.

LB Justin Houston: The word out at St. Joe is that Houston didn't arrive in good shape. I saw the word "gassed" used to describe him. When you're late to camp in the first place, there's no sympathy for being out of shape.