Chiefs Injury Update: The Latest on Derrick Johnson, Travis Kelce and More

An update on the first day of training camp

On Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs' rookies and quarterbacks reported to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University.

Before head coach Andy Reid's annual first day address with the media, head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder gave an injury update on a few players we knew had things they were dealing with heading into camp, as well as one player who is new to the list.

"So the first one you guys don't know about, Chris Jones, had his knee scoped back on July the 12th. He got injured working out on his own and he's been scoped. He'll be up here doing rehab and he'll start training camp on PUP, and then we'll just see how it goes over the next week or two. We'll give you an update on him as we get updates.

"Parker Ehinger, who you know was hurt last season, he'll start this camp on PUP and do rehab with us, but he's doing fine. He's right on schedule.

"Dadi Nicolas, who got hurt in the last regular season game and was operated on the fifth of January, he's also in the middle of the rehab process, or late rehab process. He'll start on PUP and do work with us here.

"With those three guys, we'll keep you updated as we have updates. It won't be an everyday thing, but we'll give you updates as we need to.

"Two players that were hurt—Derrick Johnson, who had the Achilles surgery, he will not start on PUP, he will be in this camp. We'll work him out and bring him along. He's able to do a good bit and we'll just rely on Coach Reid and the other coaches to monitor reps, and he'll continue to do rehab with us, but he will be in this camp.

"And then Travis Kelce had his left shoulder operated on in February, and he will also be in this camp, not a PUP person. He's the same as Derrick, we're just going to rehab him and have him monitor his reps. So those are the guys that'll be in this camp and then if we have anybody in the next camp, or when the vets get here, we'll update you."

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