Through all of the things that have gone wrong for the Chiefs over the last 15 games, coach Romeo Crennel could always fall back on an old chestnut to find the bright side.
“At least you have your health,” he might have imagined to himself after another crushing defeat came to an end.
Crennel can’t even say that anymore. He took the podium for his Thursday press conference on crutches after getting fluid drained from his knee on Wednesday. Crennel said it is an old injury that has bothered him “on and off,” according to the Associated Press, and that it got bad enough for him to go see the doctor who decided to perform the procedure on the coach’s knee.
Crennel is planning to coach from the sideline on Sunday against the Broncos, although he said he would consider coaching from upstairs if his knee isn’t feeling better. With Sunday’s game expected to be his last as the Chiefs’ head coach, Crennel may have to hobble off into the sunset.