Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark appeared to leave training camp practice in St. Joseph early Monday morning.
“Frank Clark has a sore wrist—we just held him back,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. “He’ll be fine.”
Our own in-house injury expert Aaron Borgmann believes the move to hold Clark back Monday was likely “out of caution.” Borgmann expects to see Clark return soon with possible wrist protection, similar to what the Chiefs have done with cornerback Bashaud Breeland and his lacerated thumb.
It looked like defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah, who is dealing with an oblique strain, started practice, but he took his helmet off soon after, ending his day early. This could have been by design.
The seven other Chiefs on the “injured list,” including projected starters wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Damien Williams, were off entirely. Williams and safety Jordan Lucas have now missed seven straight practices as they continue to deal with hamstring issues. Wide receiver Gehrig Dieter has been out with back spasms for six straight practices.
The Chiefs have a day off on Tuesday, so it is worth considering that if some of these players were close, they may have been held off an additional day Monday for the extra rest. Who’s on the field Wednesday with the upcoming game on Saturday will be a point to watch.