Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chiefs RB Spencer Ware suffered damage to both his LCL and PCL will miss time as result of the injury.
According to Rapoport, tests on Ware’s knee are inconclusive and there should be more coming regarding Ware’s timetable to return.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Chiefs RB Spencer Ware is facing a 6-8 week timetable of recovery from his PCL injury, via Adam Teicher.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid would not rule out Ware returning at some point this season, but they must continue to evaluate him.
“It’s not one of those things that’s just clear cut, end of the season,” said Reid. “That’s not what it is right now. We’ve got to go through the whole process here in this case.”
Reid added that RB Kareem Hunt will start in Ware’s place, while Charcandrick West and C.J. Spiller could also receive playing time.
“He’d be the next man up, “Reid said. “We’ve always rotated guys and it would be no different I think in this case.”
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.