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Surtain to Return to Practice Today
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On September 14, 2005 @ 8:16 am In Latest News | Comments Disabled
[Kansas City.com] Chiefs cornerback Patrick Surtain, a Pro Bowler, is expected to return to practice today, coach Dick Vermeil said. Surtain suffered a concussion in Sunday’s win over the Jets after a 53-yard interception return.
Surtain’s absence would have left a huge hole in the Chiefs’ secondary this weekend, when they travel to Oakland to face Randy Moss. Vermeil has just four cornerbacks on his roster, and the Chiefs struggled somewhat last weekend when Surtain went to the locker room.
“I feel a little better than I did last night with our injury situation,” Vermeil said.
On Monday night, he was worried about injuries to four starters – Surtain, left tackle Willie Roaf (hamstring), fullback Tony Richardson (knee) and defensive tackle Ryan Sims (foot).
Vermeil said Roaf’s injury isn’t as bad as initially thought, but it’s likely he’ll miss Sunday’s game. The Chiefs at first worried that Roaf may have popped his hamstring. Vermeil said Tuesday that it was probably a strain.
Sims is getting a second opinion, and Richardson is doing better, Vermeil said.
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