Fortson is currently rehabbing an Achilles injury suffered in Week 6 against the Washington Commanders, and things have been quiet surrounding his recovery. When Reid was asked to provide an update on his status, he didn’t have an exact timeline for his return, offering a range from the beginning of OTAs to the onset of training camp.
“There’s a chance that we’ll get him in Phase 3,” Reid said. “We’ll just have to see how that goes. If not, training camp. He has done very well with his rehab and he’s another one of those that goes 100 miles per hour and wants to get going, but we have to be smart with that too.”
By the sounds of it, Fortson is anxious to get back on the field and pick up where he left off. He was really coming into his own prior to his injury with three consecutive games played with double-digit offensive snaps.
Phase 3 of the offseason workout program starts on May 25th, when the Chiefs kick off their first of three OTA sessions. Should Fortson return for Phase 3, he’ll be able to participate in 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills with no live contact. That could make for a good adjustment period as he looks to get his feet back under him following the injury.