Kansas City Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder updated the media on the offseason injuries that occurred. There’s only one surprise and that’s Chris Jones, who had knee surgery a couple weeks ago and is starting training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP.) list
The Chiefs have two other players starting on PUP - Parker Ehinger and Dadi Nicolas. This just means they can’t practice until they come off that PUP list. They can come off anytime until the regular season gets here at which point if they’re on PUP they’ll miss at least the first six weeks. So, there’s no danger in missing games until we get closer to the regular season.
Details on the injuries via Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder....
Starting on PUP
DL Chris Jones, knee surgery
“The first one you guys don’t know about, Chris Jones had his knee scoped back on July 12. He got injured working out on his own and he’s been scoped. He’ll be up here doing rehab. He’ll start training camp on PUP and we’ll just see how it goes over the next week or two and we’ll give you an update on him as we get updates.”
G Parker Ehinger, ACL
“Parker Ehinger, who you know was hurt last season, he’ll start this camp out on PUP and do rehab with us. But he’s doing fine, he’s right on schedule.”
OLB Dadi Nicolas, patellar tendon
“Dadi Nicolas, who got hurt in the last regular season game and was operated on the fifth of January, he’s also in the middle of the rehab process, or late in the rehab process. He’ll start on PUP and do work with us here.”
Not starting on PUP
LB Derrick Johnson, Achilles
“He’ll be in this camp, we’ll work him out and we’ll bring him along. He’s able to do a good bit, and we’ll just rely on Coach Reid and the coaches to monitor his reps and he’ll continue to do rehab with us, but he’ll be in this camp.”
TE Travis Kelce, shoulder surgery
“Travis Kelce had his left shoulder operated on in February and he will also be in this camp, not a PUP person, and he’s the same as Derrick. We’re just going to rehab him and have him practice and monitor his reps.”