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shaneo69
06-21-2006, 11:07 AM
GRETZ: The Injury Report
Jun 21, 2006, 8:30:54 AM by Bob Gretz

Along with the contract negotiators, thereís another group that will still be toiling around Arrowhead Stadium in the coming weeks even as the players and coaches scatter for vacation. The guys in the training room will continue to tend to the bumps and bruises of the roster, hoping that all hands are ready for the start of training camp practices on July 28th in River Falls.

So, letís update the injury situation and where it stands before the Chiefs head off for vacation.

PRIEST HOLMES
The situation with Holmes remains much as itís been since his 2005 season ended in San Diego with his neck injury. Holmes has gone through a number of exams, but none have cleared him for contact as of yet. Also, no exam or doctor has told him itís time to retire.

In a visit to Kansas City over the last few weeks, Holmes made it plain he was prepared to play if given clearance by the doctors. Thereís little doubt he wants to be on the field, but itís hard to believe Holmes would jeopardize the rest of his life if there were any doubts among the doctors as to his readiness to take another whack from somebody like Shawne Merriman.

Again, there remains no timetable on this situation. Holmes could move to the Physically Unable to Perform List during the pre-season if heís not yet given full clearance for physical contact. That would make him eligible to return to the active roster in late October.

DANTE HALL
Just before the teamís mini-camp back in May, Hall tore ligaments in his left thumb. Had the injury occurred during the season, he would have missed four to six games. Heís been an observer during OTA practices through last week and has been a no show for the first two sessions of this week.

Hall should be ready for full work with the start of training camp.

ERIC HICKS
Off-season surgery on Hicksí right rotator cuff has kept him out of the action in the mini-camp and OTA practices. Heís been conditioning for several months now and appears to be in very good physical shape, which is nothing unusual since Hicks has always been one of the best-conditioned defensive linemen.

The hope is that heíll be ready to go for the start of training camp, but itís more likely that heíll be limited in the first weeks in River Falls, maybe even for the whole pre-season.

RON EDWARDS
The big defensive tackle signed as a free agent during the off-season and has missed the entire on-field portion of the mini-camp and OTAs as he recovers from surgery on his right shoulder.

Edwards suffered the injury in an October 2nd game last year when he was with the Bills. He ended up spending 12 games on the injured reserve list. Right now, it doesnít appear likely heíll be ready for full pads and work at the start of camp.

BENNY SAPP
Another off-season shoulder surgery here with the Chiefs nickel back has kept him out of drills in this off-season. He suffered the injury late in the 2005 season. Right now all indications are heíll be ready to go for training camp, but will probably be limited at the start.

WILLIAM BARTEE
The veteran safetyís work in the OTAs has been limited because of an Achilles problem. Heís expected to be ready for the start of camp.

JUNIOR SIAVII
The big defensive tackle had off-season arthroscopic surgery to clean up debris in his knees. He took part in a segment of the mini-camp in May, but has been on the sidelines ever since. The Chiefs expect him to be ready for full practice come training camp.

MARCUS MAXEY
The rookie draft choice suffered a bruise on his knee during mini-camp and has been watching since. Heís expected to be ready for the start of camp.

Also, a pair of NFL Europe defensive backs returned from the spring season with injuries. Justin Perkins has a turf toe injury on his right foot and Gabriel Helms had a shoulder injury that required surgery.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2006/06/21/gretz_the_injury_report/

ct
06-21-2006, 11:15 AM
Is it wrong for me to be glad our starting LDE from last year, may be out or limited all of TC?

Go Tamba!!

Mr. Laz
06-21-2006, 11:33 AM
RON EDWARDS

The big defensive tackle signed as a free agent during the off-season and has missed the entire on-field portion of the mini-camp and OTAs as he recovers from surgery on his right shoulder.

Edwards suffered the injury in an October 2nd game last year when he was with the Bills. He ended up spending 12 games on the injured reserve list. Right now, it doesnít appear likely heíll be ready for full pads and work at the start of camp.

:banghead: :banghead:

Wile_E_Coyote
06-21-2006, 12:28 PM
Eric Hicks catches alot of grief from fans. He was an undrafted free agent that shows up to camp in shape & has only missed 3 games '99 - 05' seasons. It's the Chiefs' fault for not replacing him.

Does the guy take plays off?

Halfcan
06-21-2006, 12:37 PM
Why do the Chiefs sign hurt players that won't be available for camp?? What is the word on Bell??

htismaqe
06-21-2006, 12:40 PM
Eric Hicks catches alot of grief from fans. He was an undrafted free agent that shows up to camp in shape & has only missed 3 games '99 - 05' seasons. It's the Chiefs' fault for not replacing him.

Does the guy take plays off?

Taking plays "off" assumes he was ever "on" in the first place...

Douche Baggins
06-21-2006, 12:40 PM
Hicks doesn't take plays off. He just sucks.

htismaqe
06-21-2006, 12:45 PM
Why do the Chiefs sign hurt players that won't be available for camp?? What is the word on Bell??

They're cheap.

htismaqe
06-21-2006, 12:47 PM
:banghead: :banghead:

Exactly.

What was that sound?

Oh yeah, that's the sound of the rapidly deflating fantasy some here have, that Sims would lose his starting job...

Wile_E_Coyote
06-21-2006, 01:00 PM
Taking plays "off" assumes he was ever "on" in the first place...

compared to Sims attitude & contract, Hicks is golden

Mr. Laz
06-21-2006, 01:02 PM
They're cheap.
why pay full price for good players when you can pay half price for injured decent ones.

kc rush
06-21-2006, 02:52 PM
If only you could merge Hicks effort and Sims skills, then we would have a player. As it stands now, we have two turds.

milkman
06-21-2006, 02:54 PM
compared to Sims attitude & contract, Hicks is golden

The thing is, I really do respect Hicks' work ethic and character, and admire his focus to make the roster as an undrafted FA, given his daughter's health issues at the time.

You really can't ask the man for more in terms of desire and effort.

But the fact remains.
His contributions on the field since his 14 sack season have been nearly pathetic.

His ability to defend against the run is solid, but unspectacular.
And he still, after all the times he's been fooled, always bites on the boot leg.

Thanks Eric for the effort, but we need someone on the field that can actually make plays.

SNR
06-21-2006, 03:16 PM
JUNIOR SIAVII
The big defensive tackle had off-season arthroscopic surgery to clean up debris in his knees. He took part in a segment of the mini-camp in May, but has been on the sidelines ever since. The Chiefs expect him to be ready for full practice come training camp.

I didn't know fat could now be called "debris"

htismaqe
06-21-2006, 03:24 PM
why pay full price for good players when you can pay half price for injured decent ones.

Well, it depends on whether or not they ever see the field.

It's like my wife buying the $20 DVD player, claiming it was a bargain over the $100 name brand. Well, considering we've had it 2 weeks and it doesn't play DVD's anymore, it really wasn't a bargain.

:D

NJ Chief Fan
06-21-2006, 04:04 PM
i wouldnt say the chiefs are cheap were always almost maxed out cap wise, its just that they spend theyre available cap money unwisely