Chiefs RG Kyle Long reportedly will miss training camp with leg injury

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 12:07:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs lured Kyle Long out of retirement as part of the offseason offensive line rebuild, but his status for training camp is now in question.

Long reportedly suffered a lower leg injury and may not be available for training camp, according to a report from the NFL Network.

Long, who retired from the NFL after the 2019 season then signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs in March to return, may be ready in time for the regular season, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.

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Long hinted at being injured Thursday morning on Twitter: "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."

Originally a first-round pick by Chicago in 2013, Long was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and started 47 games in his first three seasons.

Injuries took a toll from 2016-19 before Long’s retirement.

He’s expected to compete for the starting right guard job with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who opted out of the 2020 season, and Andrew Wylie, who started at the position last season.