Spencer Ware's injury gives Kareem Hunt chance to lead Chiefs backfield

Spencer Ware has been diagnosed with a torn PCL and will likely need season-ending surgery.

Ware tore his PCL in addition to damaging other areas of his right knee.

Ware (knee) could have a return timetable anywhere in the range of two to eight weeks, depending on the results of Saturday's MRI, ESPN.com's Adam Teicher reports. "His issue is that he also has some damage to what's called the posterior lateral corner of his knee, which is the outside back portion of his knee which is made up of ligaments and tendon".

"Like with all these significant injuries, we'll exhaust all our options, look at second opinions and do what's best for his knee and his career".


Ware was Kansas City's leading rusher in 2016, racking up 921 yards, plus another 447 in receiving yardage.

Ware was carted off the field during Friday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed that third-round draft pick Kareem Hunt will be the starter for the season opener on September 7 at New England.

Rookie RB Kareem Hunt and veteran Charcandrick West are expected to fill the void left by Ware's injury.


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