When Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers was forced to leave Tuesday’s practice with an injury, it was understandable for fans to fear the worst. After all, we are less than a year removed from seeing Tony Moeaki, Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles going down with season ending injuries in consecutive weeks.
Then there was the team losing TE Martin Rucker and S Kyle McCarthy to injured reserve before either had a chance to make a play for a spot on the 2012 roster.
Luckily for the Chiefs quest for another division title, head coach Romeo Crennel said Flowers has a bruised foot and isn’t expected to miss much time.
“We’ll treat it and rest it and then he’ll get back out there pretty soon,” Crennel told reporters on Thursday.
Veteran Travis Daniels moved into Flowers spot in the starting lineup.
We’ve seen over the years just how quickly the cornerback can get back on the field after an injury, but there’s no need for him to rush back at this point of training camp. Flowers knows Crennel’s system inside and should be able to take all the time he needs to make sure the bruise is gone before coming back.