After the Kansas City Chiefs finished up practice Saturday morning, Rick Burkholder—the team's Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance—spoke with the local media about the injury suffered by veteran safety Dan Sorensen last week.
"Dan hurt his left knee at practice," Burkholder explained. "He has what's called a tibia plateau fracture. So, it's his tibia, which is your shin bone—he has a fracture in there. He was fixed at the University of Kansas Health System by two surgeons—John Sojka, and Paul Schroeppel. He also had an MCL injury and a lateral meniscus tear. They were all fixed.
"We now have to wait for the bone to heal," he continued. "So, with all bones that are broken, we will reexamine him at six weeks. So, there's no time frame other than we're going to reexamine him then. He'll be up today to begin his formal rehab with us."
In addition to Sorensen, here are the other guys who didn't practice for the Chiefs on Saturday:
|Saturday, August 11||Leon McQuay||Safety||Hamstring|
|Saturday, August 11||Jimmy Murray||Offensive line||Sore knee|
|Saturday, August 11||Keith Reaser||Cornerback||Quad|
Here's a look at the guys who were partial participants on Saturday:
|Saturday, August 11||Anthony Hitchens||Inside Linebacker||Hamstring|
|Saturday, August 11||Derrick Nnadi||Defensive line||Elbow|
|Saturday, August 11||Dee Ford||Outside Linebacker||Sick|
|Saturday, August 11||Makinton Dorleant||Cornerback||Hamstring|
And for reference, an injury update from each day of camp is listed below.
Day 11 (Aug. 7) - Chiefs Injury Update: Safety Daniel Sorensen Doesn't Practice
Day 10 (Aug. 6) - Chiefs Injury Update: WR Sammy Watkins Leaves Practice Early
Day 9 (Aug. 5) - Chiefs Injury Update: LB Reggie Ragland Returns to Practice
Day 8 (Aug. 4) - Chiefs Injury Update: LB Anthony Hitchens Doesn't Practice
Day 6 (Aug. 1) - Chiefs Injury Update: Rookie DT Derrick Nnadi Leaves Practice Early
Day 5 (July 30) - Chiefs Injury Update: LB Ukeme Eligwe Doesn't Practice
Day 4 (July 29) - Chiefs Injury Update: RB Charcandrick West Doesn't Practice
Day 3 (July 28) - Chiefs Injury Update: Rookie Safety Armani Watts Returns to Practice
Day 1 (July 26) - Chiefs Injury Update: LB Reggie Ragland Misses Practice on Thursday