[KC Chiefs.com] Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Wednesday that the club has placed RB Priest Holmes on the Reserve/Injured List.
“We’re disappointed to announce that we’re placing Priest Holmes on injured reserve today,” Peterson stated. “This decision was made based on the advice of our medical staff and two expert outside medical consultants. The consensus was that Priest should cease to have physical contact for a minimum of 30 days and will then be re-evaluated. Our head team orthopedic physician, Dr. Jon Browne has a statement that follows in regards to Priest’s specific medical condition.”
“At this time, we consider this not to be a career-ending injury. The doctors have indicated that Priest’s condition will improve by refraining from contact. As always, the health and well-being of our players is our utmost concern. Priest is a marvelously-talented performer and has been an extremely productive player as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.”
“We fully expect that Larry Johnson will once again perform admirably in place of Priest, much like he did at the end of last season. Priest will continue to attend meetings and conduct his rehabilitation here in Kansas City. We fully anticipate that despite his absence on the field, Priest will continue to contribute to the success of Larry and our other running backs, as well as our entire football team. These are never easy decisions, but we believe this is the correct one for Priest at this time.”