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Chiefs’ fifth-round pick breaks collarbone on first day of camp

Sanders Commings AP

The first day of the first training camp of Sanders Commings‘ NFL career did not go well.

Commings, a defensive back selected by the Chiefs with the first pick in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft, suffered a broken collarbone today on the first day of camp, the Kansas City Star reports.

It’s too early to say how much time Commings will miss, but a broken collarbone would likely prevent him from practicing for several weeks, and the Chiefs may end up deciding that a rookie won’t be ready to play at all this year after missing all of camp and the preseason. Injured reserve is a possibility.

A three-year starter at Georgia, Commings was expected to get work at both safety and cornerback in training camp with the Chiefs.

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9 Responses to “Chiefs’ fifth-round pick breaks collarbone on first day of camp”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 23, 2013 7:28 PM

    And that’s why we don’t have FF drafts until after the 3rd week of Preseason….

  2. donnymacjack says: Jul 23, 2013 7:41 PM

    Bummer. I always feel bad for a kid that gets hurt early. This is their time to shine and make the team and now all they can do is sit around watching in a hoodie. Hope he heals fast.

  3. jayniner says: Jul 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    The one position they desperately needed to improve on…

    Ouch!

  4. gerard33 says: Jul 23, 2013 10:06 PM

    Shades of Dequan Menzie

  5. arejaye57 says: Jul 23, 2013 10:59 PM

    Its all Andy Reid’s fault. Hopefully he didn’t leave that injury bug in Philly.

  6. shayeezy says: Jul 23, 2013 11:37 PM

    you feel for the guy having a setback like this, but i was and still am excited about what he brings to the table. 6’0″ 220, great athlete, and a natural ballhawk – he was drafted to the MLB to play center field. he likely wouldn’t have seen extensive playing time early in the season anyway, and he should be recovered by week 4-5, so he’ll just have to work twice as hard to catch up with the rest of the team by mid-season.

  7. tim581981 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:58 AM

    it doesnt matter Andy cant draft corners anyway. he wouldnt have played this year much anyway

  8. johninthewest says: Jul 24, 2013 2:01 PM

    Just an omen of how the Chef’s season will pan out…

  9. steelerben says: Jul 24, 2013 2:45 PM

    I wonder if he’s related to Ryan Matthews.

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