The Kansas City Chiefs conducted their 16th (and last) training camp practice on Wednesday morning. The Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teope reported that as was the case on Tuesday, offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was in the rehab area, working with trainers on his hand injury.
As practice began, offensive lineman Kyle Long and defensive end Frank Clark were both absent. There was no indication about the presence of linebacker Malik Herring, — who, like Long, remains on the team’s offseason injury lists.
Last day of Chiefs training camp. Team in shells for what should be a fast morning session.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 18, 2021
Haven’t seen Kyle Long (knee) and Frank Clark (hamstring).
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (hand) off to side at rehab area. pic.twitter.com/o58tnlAsma
Clark’s absence was not surprising. During Tuesday’s practice, he aggravated his hamstring injury. Later on Tuesday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that Clark would be getting an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.
#Chiefs DL Frank Clark aggravated his hamstring in practice today and will undergo an MRI, source said, but with over three weeks to recover before the Sept. 12 opener, there’s optimism he’ll be ready to go.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 17, 2021
Still, after practice ended, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that he didn’t believe it was a significant injury.
After practice began, there was a scary incident with wide receiver Tyreek Hill — which lasted just a few minutes.
After sitting out several plays, Tyreek Hill is back on the field. https://t.co/g8Q1izQVnn— Sam McDowell (@SamMcDowell11) August 18, 2021
After the session, Reid also reported that defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi had also missed Wednesday’s practice after leaving Tuesday’s session with his hip flexor injury.
Reid then said that Kyle Long has had surgery for his injury.
When discussing Kyle Long’s progress, Andy Reid said he had surgery on his knee after that injury. That’s the first time I believe he’s mentioned an operation.— Sam McDowell (@SamMcDowell11) August 18, 2021
Long’s issue had first been described as a “leg injury.” More recently, it has been listed as a knee problem.
Neither reporters or Reid mentioned defensive end Demone Harris, who left Tuesday’s practice with an issue involving an oblique muscle. He is presumed to have been back on the field for Wednesday’s final camp practice.