Kansas City Chiefs vice president of sports medicine and performance Rick Burkholder issued a statement to the media regarding the injury to safety Daniel Sorensen after the team’s practice Saturday morning in St. Joseph.
“Dan hurt his left knee at practice earlier in the week,” Burkholder said. “He has what is called a tibial plateau fracture, so it’s his tibia, which is your shin bone. He has a fracture in there. He was fixed at the University of Kansas Health System by two surgeons—John Sojka and Paul Schroeppel. He also had an MCL injury ... and a lateral meniscus tear. They were all fixed. We now have to wait for the bone to heel, so with all bones that are broken, we reexamine him at six weeks, so there’s no timeframe other than we’re going to reexamine Danny at six weeks. He’ll be up here today starting his formal rehab with us.”
The six-week timeframe guarantees Sorensen to miss Weeks 1 and 2 of the regular season, during which the Chiefs will play away at Los Angeles and away at Pittsburgh.
The following players were held out of Chiefs camp Saturday morning:
- S Leon McQuay (hamstring issue since 8/6)
- OL Jimmy Murray (sore knee since 8/9)
- CB Keith Reaser (quad strain suffered on 7/29)
- S Dan Sorensen (knee)
Returned to practice
- LB Dorian O’Daniel (thumb issue since 8/5)
- LB Dee Ford (sick)
- LB Anthony Hitchens (hamstring issue since 8/4)
- DL Derrick Nnadi (elbow issue since 8/1)
- RB Charcandrick West (concussion suffered on 7/28)
Left practice early
- CB Makinton Dorleant (hamstring)