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Andy Reid will have a slow road back from knee replacement

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid missed the Scouting Combine after knee surgery. He remains a long way from getting back to 100 percent.

Reid, appearing Saturday night at the annual 101 Banquet in Kansas City, explained that he eventually will have a second procedure to finalize the replacement of his right knee.

“Right now I’ve just got a plate in there,” Reid said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “They’ll keep that in for another five to six weeks and then we’ll go ahead and put a new knee back in, a new prosthetic, and then we’ll start the rehab from there.”

It was assumed that Reid, who had a knee replacement a year ago, had his other knee replaced. The Chiefs have confirmed that Reid’s new knee from last year was removed and replaced, apparently due to an infection.

“It’s kind of a freak thing,” Reid said. “It had been bothering me since training camp, [swelling] up a little bit. They were working on it with antibiotics. I kind of knew once we got to the end of the season we would have to go in and get it taken care of.”

Reid said he’ll be on the “IR for just a little bit,” but that he has been able to go back to the office and it “moving around OK.”

We wish Coach Reid the best as he continues through this process.

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12 Responses to “Andy Reid will have a slow road back from knee replacement”
  1. willycents says: Mar 6, 2016 9:51 AM

    “apparently due to an infection.”

    Odds on it being a staph infection? 50-1

  2. thepnutgallery2011 says: Mar 6, 2016 10:01 AM

    The recovery can’t take as long as that final drive in New England.

  3. yyc2phx says: Mar 6, 2016 11:00 AM

    Good luck… Rehab is always best and painful… I don’t wish health issues on anyone

  4. grogansheroes says: Mar 6, 2016 11:32 AM

    Maybe if he put the fork down and lost 150lbs, that would help, no?

  5. pmcross35 says: Mar 6, 2016 12:13 PM

    Uumm injuries.
    I’ll be out for a while with a knee injury.

  6. nenlain says: Mar 6, 2016 12:27 PM

    Hang tough, Big Red!

  7. raiderapologist says: Mar 6, 2016 12:35 PM

    Dude should mix in an occasional salad, and show his poor knees some respect.

  8. yyc2phx says: Mar 6, 2016 12:43 PM

    All these “comments” about weight issues are true but I can tell you from experience that whether it’s food issues, prescription addictions, alcoholism that everyone struggles with and until one understands the genetic genes and issues some have… RESPECTFULLY SHUT UP!

  9. bunjy96 says: Mar 6, 2016 12:47 PM

    So many of the people I know that have had knee surgery, have been overweight.

  10. 6thsense10 says: Mar 6, 2016 2:33 PM

    Both knees were like “we been complaining for years. We out”

  11. fanboyarmy says: Mar 7, 2016 10:35 PM

    Poor guy. We all know what an exercise freak he is. Is this year’s Boston Marathon out?

  12. fanboyarmy says: Mar 7, 2016 10:38 PM

    Fat people are undisciplined. That’s why Fat Andy is too lazy to learn clock management.

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