The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that QB Tyler Bray suffered a torn ACL.
"Anytime one of your players suffers a significant injury like Tyler's it is disappointing, and we hurt for the player," Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said in a statement from the team.
Ouch. This one sucks for Bray, who ended last season on IR with a preseason ankle injury. The Chiefs didn't say when Bray tore his ACL but he will have surgery in the next few days, according to Dorsey. That's a lengthy recovery time so the timeline on his possible return isn't known yet. Or if he'll return at all. Bray was thought to be competing with Aaron Murray (and now Terrelle Pryor) for the third quarterback spot.
Dorsey explained that Bray's injury is part of the reason the Chiefs signed QB Terrelle Pryor recently.
"With Tyler's injury having a longer recovery time, we've signed quarterback Terrelle Pryor to a reserve/futures contract. As we've said before, we are always looking to add talented players to our roster, and Terrelle was among the top players on our ready list at that position with his athleticism and experience. We believe having him in our quarterback room and working with our offensive coaches will enhance his growth."
This is disappointing news in the middle of January. The Chiefs offseason program starts up in April.