On the first day rookies were in training camp last year, Sanders Commings broke his collarbone, which essentially cost him the entire season. So you can understand my concern when Commings was off to the side with the injured players at the Chiefs first training camp practice on Thursday.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Commings had a
knee foot strain and would be placed on the non-football injury list. He suffered the injury while working out this offseason. Commings was fine at the Chiefs minicamp in June so this must have happened in the last few weeks.
[Editor's note: The original version of this post said he had a knee strain. I must have misheard Reid because it's a foot strain.]
"I don't think it will be too long but we'll see," Reid said after Thursday's practice.
Reid calls just about everything a "strain" or a "contusion" so we have no idea what this injury really is. Commings did not play last year (outside of a few snaps in one game) and the Chiefs are counting on him to play this year so any missed time has to be frustrating, especially since the Chiefs already have a new possible starter at safety in Husain Abdullah.
With Commings out, we saw Jerron McMillian with a few extra snaps at his spot.
If this is anything more than a couple weeks, it will be a very frustrating injury for the Chiefs. Reid sounded somewhat optimistic that this wasn't a long-term deal.