[Kansas City.com] After nearly six weeks of waiting, Chiefs QB Trent Green has been cleared to practice.
Green, who was knocked unconscious in the season opener against the Bengals, will begin seven-on-seven and nine-on-seven team work when the club resumes full workouts Wednesday. Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson said late Friday that the green light was given after an evaluation by a couple of neurologists and team doctor Jon Browne.
“Based on what they’ve seen this week,” Peterson told The Star, “they’re going to let him start practicing and (doing) pretty much everything we do in practice during the week. That does not mean he’s been cleared yet to play, but it’s a big step, and I, for one, know he’s anxious to get started.”
Kansas City is 2-3 heading into Sunday’s home game with the Chargers, and Damon Huard will get his fifth straight start.
Huard took the majority of the reps in Friday’s practice as Green tossed a football on the sideline. Green has been doing cardiovascular work and has been involved in team meetings for weeks. He made the trips to Arizona and Pittsburgh to support Huard.
Peterson said Huard will still take the majority of the snaps in practice next week.
“We’re still anticipating Damon to be the starter for the next week (against Seattle),” he said. “But we’ll see how fast Trent comes along.”