When the Chiefs took the field for Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7th in Tampa, little did they know they would have to watch their franchise quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, race around for his life.
The reason Mahomes was running around like mad had to do with injuries on the offensive line. Both starting tackles were out for the Chiefs, which just didn’t get enough press prior to the game.
One guard on the team dealing with injuries for the Chiefs who is now looking to get back on the field is Kyle Long.
Long is dealing with a leg injury, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Pelissero says the lineman underwent tests and that he could be back right before the start of the regular season.
Kansas City brought back Long in March, hoping that he’ll be healthy enough to be one of the two starting guards.
“We had an opportunity to meet with Kyle yesterday, and what really stood out was how much he loves the game and his drive to get back on the field,” Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said.
“He’s in great shape, a three-time Pro Bowler and a really smart player with an incredible football pedigree. We’re happy he chose to come here to Kansas City.”