Kansas City Chiefs' Spencer Ware tears knee ligament, could miss season

Kansas City Chiefs' Spencer Ware tears knee ligament, could miss season

Kansas City Chiefs' Spencer Ware tears knee ligament, could miss season

It appears running back Spencer Ware's injury is worse than the Chiefs initially thought. Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder announced the diagnosis on Sunday.

"His issue is that he also has some damage to what's called the posterolateral corner of his knee". As a result, fellow Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt will be the team's starter going forward. While the medical staff stated they will exhaust all options, the most likely resolution for Ware's torn PCL will be surgery.

Ware plans to seek a second opinion.

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Ware was injured in the first quarter of Friday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Last year, Kansas City's top two running backs (Ware and Charcandrick West) combined for 61 receptions, making it clear Hunt's receiving skills wil be put to good use if he's thrust into the starting role in Ware's stead.

Reid said that third-round pick Kareem Hunt will start the season opener against the New England Patriots on September 7. There's also a possibility of the Chiefs rekindling things with Jamaal Charles if he gets cut by the Denver Broncos.

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