[Kansas City.com] Just before he was released from the hospital Tuesday, Trent Green had one request – he wanted to make the trip with his teammates this weekend to Denver.
Green won’t be playing, and it’s not clear yet whether doctors will want him to travel just a few days after he suffered a severe concussion. But if there were doubts that the Chiefs’ veteran quarterback might want to call it quits, at 36 and after taking such a vicious hit, they were answered with his eager questions.
“Oh yeah, Trent still wants to play football,” coach Herm Edwards said. “There’s no doubt about that. If it was up to Trent, knowing the type of guy he is, he’d show up tomorrow and kind of go to meetings and be whispering in my ear and say, ‘Coach, by Friday, I’ll be ready to go.’”
Though there have been whispers that Green won’t be back for a month, Chiefs officials say any timetable would be conjecture at this point. Green will benefit from a bye week on Sept. 24, an early open date that was cursed before the injury.
Edwards, who was a couple of minutes late for his weekly news conference Tuesday because he was talking to Green, again said the Chiefs won’t rush him back.
“The game is the game,” Edwards said. “In life, what we do is in the toy department. So we can’t lose sight of that. We’ve got to make sure Trent is OK, that’s the important thing.”