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    Foot injury puts season in doubt for Chiefs' Johnson

    NFL.com Wire Reports

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of the NFL's most feeble offenses is almost certain to be without its star running back for at least a week, and possibly the remainder of the season.
    Larry Johnson, a two-time Pro Bowl player, has a broken right foot that will sideline him for the Chiefs' remaining eight games, according to a report Tuesday on the web site of Denver television station Fox 31. The report, citing team sources, says Johnson is seeking a second opinion on the injury that the team initially diagnosed as a mid-foot sprain.
    Larry Johnson, RB
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    Touches: 22
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    Earlier Tuesday, Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Johnson the running back's status for Sunday's game against Denver was highly questionable. Edwards declined to speculate on how long Johnson might be out, saying he did not have enough information.
    "He's got a swollen foot right now so that's not good," he said.
    Johnson's foot got caught under the weight of A.J. Hawk and twisted awkwardly as the Green Bay linebacker dragged him down from behind in the fourth quarter Sunday of the Packers' 33-22 victory. He was on crutches as he left the stadium.
    "The severity of it, I don't know because I'm not the doctor," Edwards said. "As far as I know right now, it will be very difficult for him to play this week."
    Edwards said the Chiefs were waiting to hear from other doctors.
    "Second opinions, MRIs, all that stuff," he said. "The one thing we do here is we make sure we go to the fullest extent of making sure we know exactly where a player's at."
    Into the breach will step Priest Holmes. The three-time Pro Bowl player has made an unexpected comeback after being out of football for almost two years following a spinal injury in October 2005. Rookie Kolby Smith, a fifth-round draft choice out of Louisville, will share the carries.
    Even with Johnson, Kansas City (4-4) is averaging only 79.5 yards on the ground, 30th in the league. The Chiefs' total offense is also 30th, at 286.3 yards per game, and they're scoring only 15.5 points, 29th overall in the 32-team league.
    Holmes, one of the best running backs in the NFL in his prime, seems unlikely to be his old self. He's now 34 and has touched the ball only a few times in the two games he's played.
    "Priest Holmes obviously won't be the featured back. We're going to have to do it by committee," Edwards said. "Kolby Smith is going to be used. I'm not going to sit here and say Priest will carry the ball 30 times. That wouldn't be fair to Priest."
    Despite the lack of offense, the Chiefs still find themselves tied with San Diego in the weak AFC West, and with a road victory over the Chargers. With San Diego playing at Indianapolis this week while the Chiefs host the struggling Denver Broncos, Kansas City figures to have a good chance of regaining first place all by itself.
    "I don't think a wild-card is coming out of this division this year," Edwards said.
    He also reiterated that he's not planning to bench Damon Huard for second-year man and presumed quarterback of the future Brodie Croyle. But he also suggested a switch could be in the works.
    Huard has thrown nine interceptions while hitting just eight touchdown passes. But an unsettled offensive line has also allowed him to be sacked 23 times in eight games.
    "Damon's done a decent job," Edwards said. "My whole deal now is if we're going to win this division or have a shot at it, we've got to score more points. There's no doubt about it."
    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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    He broke it. Looks like he will be out a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sling58 View Post
    Foot injury puts season in doubt for Chiefs' Johnson

    NFL.com Wire Reports

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of the NFL's most feeble offenses is almost certain to be without its star running back for at least a week, and possibly the remainder of the season.
    Larry Johnson, a two-time Pro Bowl player, has a broken right foot that will sideline him for the Chiefs' remaining eight games, according to a report Tuesday on the web site of Denver television station Fox 31. The report, citing team sources, says Johnson is seeking a second opinion on the injury that the team initially diagnosed as a mid-foot sprain.
    Larry Johnson, RB
    <A href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/kansascitychiefs/profile?team=KC" _extended="true">Kansas City Chiefs</A _extended="true">

    Sunday vs. GB:
    Touches: 22
    Total YDs: 95
    TD: 2

    Week 9: Injuries | inactives
    More: Scores | photos | stat leaders

    Earlier Tuesday, Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Johnson the running back's status for Sunday's game against Denver was highly questionable. Edwards declined to speculate on how long Johnson might be out, saying he did not have enough information.
    "He's got a swollen foot right now so that's not good," he said.
    Johnson's foot got caught under the weight of A.J. Hawk and twisted awkwardly as the Green Bay linebacker dragged him down from behind in the fourth quarter Sunday of the Packers' 33-22 victory. He was on crutches as he left the stadium.
    "The severity of it, I don't know because I'm not the doctor," Edwards said. "As far as I know right now, it will be very difficult for him to play this week."
    Edwards said the Chiefs were waiting to hear from other doctors.
    "Second opinions, MRIs, all that stuff," he said. "The one thing we do here is we make sure we go to the fullest extent of making sure we know exactly where a player's at."
    Into the breach will step Priest Holmes. The three-time Pro Bowl player has made an unexpected comeback after being out of football for almost two years following a spinal injury in October 2005. Rookie Kolby Smith, a fifth-round draft choice out of Louisville, will share the carries.
    Even with Johnson, Kansas City (4-4) is averaging only 79.5 yards on the ground, 30th in the league. The Chiefs' total offense is also 30th, at 286.3 yards per game, and they're scoring only 15.5 points, 29th overall in the 32-team league.
    Holmes, one of the best running backs in the NFL in his prime, seems unlikely to be his old self. He's now 34 and has touched the ball only a few times in the two games he's played.
    "Priest Holmes obviously won't be the featured back. We're going to have to do it by committee," Edwards said. "Kolby Smith is going to be used. I'm not going to sit here and say Priest will carry the ball 30 times. That wouldn't be fair to Priest."
    Despite the lack of offense, the Chiefs still find themselves tied with San Diego in the weak AFC West, and with a road victory over the Chargers. With San Diego playing at Indianapolis this week while the Chiefs host the struggling Denver Broncos, Kansas City figures to have a good chance of regaining first place all by itself.
    "I don't think a wild-card is coming out of this division this year," Edwards said.
    He also reiterated that he's not planning to bench Damon Huard for second-year man and presumed quarterback of the future Brodie Croyle. But he also suggested a switch could be in the works.
    Huard has thrown nine interceptions while hitting just eight touchdown passes. But an unsettled offensive line has also allowed him to be sacked 23 times in eight games.
    "Damon's done a decent job," Edwards said. "My whole deal now is if we're going to win this division or have a shot at it, we've got to score more points. There's no doubt about it."
    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YZILLA View Post
    Notice where the source is coming from ? Denver
    True...but it was posted on NFL.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by sling58 View Post
    True...but it was posted on NFL.com
    They did say according to the site from Denver, though Herm said second opinion, Not usually good.

    Also in the first report from Denver they even got the foot wrong, all in all I am leaning toward believing it is bad but maybe not season ending, I believe that he will be out 3 or 4 weeks at least, but that the station in Denver doesn't know what they are talking about.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bryonc View Post
    They did say according to the site from Denver, though Herm said second opinion, Not usually good.

    Also in the first report from Denver they even got the foot wrong, all in all I am leaning toward believing it is bad but maybe not season ending, I believe that he will be out 3 or 4 weeks at least, but that the station in Denver doesn't know what they are talking about.
    I finally agree with you on something. I hope it's not to serious. I won't actually beileve it to be final until I hear it come out of Herm's mouth that LJ broke it.

    Plus what do people in Denver know, most of them root for the donks anyway!
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    I heard on a radio show that the person in Denver got their info from a person who supposedly had direct information from LJ's injury at Arrowhead. It's hard to tell if it's true or not, but only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three7s View Post
    I heard on a radio show that the person in Denver got their info from a person who supposedly had direct information from LJ's injury. It's hard to tell if it's true or not, but only time will tell.
    Yeah, right now it is sounding like a "My brother's girlfriend's second cousin's boyfriend's mother's bestfriend told me that her husband's nephew's girlfriend's grandpa's second wife said Lj would be out for the season".

    I will believe it when I hear it on the news Conference or it is posted on kcchiefs.com
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    If the Denver press reported it then it is more than likely true.

    They would not try and confuse their own teams coaches with false information, I don't think.

    Trying to just scare the Chiefs fans would not affect the way they prepare for the game.

    I called it when I saw it happen.

    Although I thought it was tendon, or ligament damage, it sucks even worse that it is a broken bone.

    Crap.
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    Well at least LJ has his money. :rolleyes:


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