Chiefs injury, absence updates from Day 1 of training camp

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The Kansas City Chiefs hit their first training camp practice of the year on Wednesday, gracing the practice fields in St. Joseph, Missouri.

The team was without a few players during practice on Wednesday. According to Chiefs HC Andy Reid, two players were absent because they’ve been placed in the league’s COVID-19 protocols. We already had heard about James Winchester’s placement on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, but there was a new player added to the list too.

Darwin Thompson and (James) Winchester, they’re both in the COVID-19 protocol,” Reid said. “We’ll just see how they finish up here.”

Thompson is entering a pivotal third season with Kansas City and any missed time is really going to hurt his chances of making this team. Remember, placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list doesn’t necessarily mean that player has tested positive. He could be back with the team anywhere from 2 to 10 days.

Reid also provided some updates on the players who were recently placed on the PUP and non-football injury list. He confirmed the injuries to Nick Keizer and Kyle Long, which had previously been unannounced.

“Malik Herring has the ACL, Nick Keizer back spasms, Kyle Long with the tibia — making good progress,” Reid said. “That’s it.”

There was one injury during practice, but it didn’t seem to be much of a big deal in Reid’s eyes.

“Hitch (Anthony Hitchens) tweaked his hamstring a bit today,” Reid concluded.

We’ll see if Hitchens is back on the field tomorrow.

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