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Chiefs’ Medical Staff Believes RB Spencer Ware Needs Season-Ending Knee Surgery

The Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder told reporters on Sunday that RB Spencer Ware has a torn PCL and damage to his LCL, per Terez A. Paylor.

While Ware could play with the torn PCL after rehabbing the injury, the other ligament damage is enough that he believes Ware is probably out for the season.

Ware is scheduled to get a second opinion on his knee injury in the coming days before deciding anything.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said that rookie Kareem Hunt will be the team’s starter moving forward.

Ware, 25, is a former sixth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2013. He spent over a year in Seattle before signing on with the Chiefs at the end of the 2014 season.

The Chiefs signed Ware to a three-year, $4.2 million contract that included $1.6 million guaranteed last year. He stands to make base salaries of $700,000 and $1.45 million over the final two years of the agreement.

In 2016, Ware appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and rushed for 921 yards on 214 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 33 receptions for 447 yards receiving and five touchdowns.

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