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Former Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long lines up during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Denver. He joined the Chiefs this past offseason. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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.

"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.

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