Injured Albert could miss the rest of camp
Rookie offensive tackle Branden Albert could miss the remainder of training camp with what the Chiefs called a sprained foot.
Albert was injured during Thursday night’s joint practice against the Minnesota Vikings. The Chiefs initially called the injury a sprained ankle.
Coach Herm Edwards called Albert day to day, but acknowledged Albert was unlikely to play in Thursday’s preseason opener against the Bears in Chicago.
"I’d say he’s more out than in," Edwards said. "He’ll have to rest it and see where he’s at right now."
Other officials indicated the Chiefs probably wouldn’t get their starting left tackle back before the Chiefs break training camp on Aug. 15. The injury is similar to the one received in training camp two years ago by guard Brian Waters
Waters missed three weeks of practice.
An absence of a similar length for Albert would be a huge setback for the Chiefs. Albert was a first-round pick and their only major addition as the Chiefs attempt to rebuild what last season was one of the worst offensive lines in the league.
Herb Taylor, a sixth-round draft pick last season who played on offense in only one game as a rookie, replaced Albert in practice Friday.
Submitted by Adam Teicher on August 1, 2008 - 6:47pm.