KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- New Chiefs offensive guard Kyle Long has fractured his kneecap, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.
Pelissero tweeted out the news Thursday morning, noting that he still has a chance to be ready to play Week 1.
The belief is Kyle Long suffered a fractured kneecap, per source. Sounds painful (and surely is!) but Long has a chance to be ready Week 1. https://t.co/UAt5OmBjj5— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 10, 2021
"I did everything I could to prepare to get back for football. Zero regrets. I’ve been getting better everyday and having so much fun with my new team. Focusing on controlling the things I can control. Yesterday was not one of those things! Thanks for the well wishes," Long said on Twitter.
Long joined the reigning AFC champions this offseason after a year off from football. He was a three-time Pro Bowler during his seven seasons with the Chicago Bears, but it was a tenure rife with various injuries. The Bears eventually released Long in 2019. Long did not play in the NFL in 2020.
#Chiefs guard Kyle Long suffered a leg injury that could keep him out of training camp, sources tell me and @RapSheet. After initial concern it could be a serious injury, Long underwent tests and the hope now is he could be back right before the start of the regular season.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 10, 2021