Following the Kansas City Chiefs win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it didn’t appear any of the injured players would be out for an extended period of time. But things have clearly changed, with head coach Andy Reid telling reporters TE Tony Moeaki suffered a fractured shoulder.
There’s no word on just how long Moeaki will be sidelined, but for now it’s just being called “an undisclosed amount of time”.
The veteran entered OTAs unable to play because he was recovering from knee surgery and looking a lot like a guy that wouldn’t make it to final cuts. Then he was able to get out on the field during training camp and was pushing Reid to carry three tight ends.
Now once again in his career, Moeaki is facing a serious injury, one that has the potential to put him back on the chopping block.
There were concerns about the tight end’s ability to stay healthy coming out of Iowa and so far he’s missed all of one season with a torn ACL and one game in his other two seasons in the league.
Until Moeaki hears from the team doctors there’s no way to know just how this will impact his future with the Chiefs. However, with another injury hanging over his head, it has to put him squarely on the bubble as Reid and GM John Dorsey attempt to figure out who will make up the final 53-man roster.