Chiefs injury, absence updates from Day 16 of training camp

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The Kansas City Chiefs returned to the practice fields at Missouri Western State University for their final practice of training camp on Wednesday.

It was another 10-10-10 practice with shells, shorts and helmets. With a preseason Week 2 matchup coming on Friday, it makes sense that they’d have a light day going at what was basically walkthrough speed. The team also got the chance to work in front of a military crowd for their “Military Appreciation Day.”

Nearly the entire 85-man roster was present and accounted for during their final practice with the exception of Frank Clark, who left practice on Tuesday with a hamstring injury. The latest on Clark is that he would have an MRI on his hamstring out of an abundance of caution. It sounds like the expectation is that he’ll be ready to play come Week 1. Andy Reid said the injury isn’t believed to be significant.

DT Derrick Nnadi continued his trend of getting some work in and then leaving practice early. He’s done this for the past few practice sessions as he manages a hip flexor injury. This seems like it’s planned as he rehabs the injury.

Kyle Long (tibia) and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (hand) were also still absent from practice. Chiefs HC Andy Reid provided updates on both following the conclusion practice.

“They’re both doing well,” Reid said. “Larry (Duvernay-Tardif) is more of a bone-healing, but that part is doing well. And then Kyle had a major surgery there, so he’s doing well too. He’s moved around, he’s jogging a little bit. That’s a good thing.”

It sounds like Duvernay-Tardif will be much closer to being ready for Week 1 than Long will at this point, but they both seem to be trending in the right direction.

The Chiefs will return to Kansas City for practices from here on out. They’ll leave town tomorrow to face the Arizona Cardinals in Arizona on Friday at 7:00 p.m. CT.

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