Report: Chiefs Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long breaks kneecap

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — New Chiefs offensive guard Kyle Long has fractured his kneecap, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero tweeted out the news Thursday morning, noting that he still has a chance to be ready to play Week 1.

The belief is Kyle Long suffered a fractured kneecap, per source. Sounds painful (and surely is!) but Long has a chance to be ready Week 1. <a href=”https://t.co/UAt5OmBjj5″>https://t.co/UAt5OmBjj5</a>&mdash; Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) <a href=”https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1402990708424732695?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 10, 2021</a>

“I did everything I could to prepare to get back for football. Zero regrets. I’ve been getting better everyday and having so much fun with my new team. Focusing on controlling the things I can control. Yesterday was not one of those things! Thanks for the well wishes,” Long said on Twitter.

Long joined the reigning AFC champions this offseason after a year off from football. He was a three-time Pro Bowler during his seven seasons with the Chicago Bears, but it was a tenure rife with various injuries. The Bears eventually released Long in 2019. Long did not play in the NFL in 2020.

<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chiefs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Chiefs</a> guard Kyle Long suffered a leg injury that could keep him out of training camp, sources tell me and <a href=”https://twitter.com/RapSheet?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@RapSheet</a>. After initial concern it could be a serious injury, Long underwent tests and the hope now is he could be back right before the start of the regular season.&mdash; Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) <a href=”https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1402973348364099587?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 10, 2021</a>