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Dwayne Bowe’s “finger is shot”

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Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is coming off a mediocre 2013 season and his attempt to rebound this year is complicated by a finger injury.

Bowe came into camp getting positive reviews for his conditioning, something that hasn’t always been the case in his career, but the praise slowed as Bowe started dropping passes during practices. There isn’t much criticism either, though, as coach Andy Reid explained that Bowe’s battling a finger injury that has made holding onto the ball more difficult.

“Dwayne Bowe has been out here and his finger is shot,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “It’s been thrown out of place about 15 times, so now he’s not catching the ball but he’s getting his work done. You can practice with that kind of thing.”

Reid didn’t offer a timeframe for Bowe’s recovery and one might not exist if it is the kind of injury that Bowe is going to be trying to work through all season. While that drive to be on the field is commendable, it won’t help the Chiefs all that much during the season if the fallout is dropped passes that stymie the offense’s progress.

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14 Responses to “Dwayne Bowe’s “finger is shot””
  1. vegaskid21 says: Aug 15, 2014 7:51 AM

    Sooo….. Our….. Number 1 wide receiver isn’t catching the ball…. Sigh.. This is going to be a long season.
    Chiefs fan

  2. thetroofishere says: Aug 15, 2014 7:52 AM

    Key Duties of a NFL Wide Receiver.
    1. Catch the football.
    2. See #1.

  3. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Aug 15, 2014 8:07 AM

    A “shot” finger does not exactly sound like a problem that comes with a solution. The term “shot” sounds like it’s done – and it’s compromising his play, production and performance … and will permanently.

    Not good for KC.

  4. uncletuna says: Aug 15, 2014 8:13 AM

    Wait, you’re announcing to the world that he can’t hang on to the ball?!?

    You might as well announce his retirement for him…

  5. xnihilofan says: Aug 15, 2014 8:18 AM

    “Dwayne Bowe’s ‘finger is shot” …….as is his career…..

  6. rrhoe says: Aug 15, 2014 8:18 AM

    Dwayne Bowe hasn’t been the same since getting his new contract,how ironic.

  7. notthetroll says: Aug 15, 2014 8:31 AM

    I wonder if it is bad as Torry Holt’s finger. that thing is gnarly.

  8. heathn09 says: Aug 15, 2014 8:33 AM

    Want me to show you a little trick to take your mind off that pain? (Grabs pinkie)
    Now you might feel a little pressure.

  9. docboss says: Aug 15, 2014 8:43 AM

    Maybe he should train with Torry Holt (worst looking hand/finger of all time). Torry seemed to manage quite well.

  10. fordmandalay says: Aug 15, 2014 8:48 AM

    Dwayne, I’ve got two words of advice for you regarding the finger; ‘Ronnie Lott’. Something to think about.

  11. greg2geez says: Aug 15, 2014 9:07 AM

    Didn’t slow Ronnie Lott down. Man up Bowe.

  12. kcflake says: Aug 15, 2014 9:13 AM

    D Bowe is The Man. Thanks for having the sack to keep working while injured. Go Chiefs!

  13. mikvogel says: Aug 15, 2014 10:13 AM

    His finger’s been broken for the last 6 years then…

  14. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:58 AM

    Leave it to Andy Reid to downplay his number 1 wr not being able to catch a football due to a messed up finger.

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