ESPN Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware is likely finished for the season after he tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Friday night’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Trainer Rick Burkholder said Ware suffered further damage beyond the torn PCL. “With that ligament, oftentimes with rehab you can play,” Burkholder said. “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. He damaged those and, at this point in time, our medical staff believes he needs season-ending surgery to correct that problem. “Like with all these significant injuries, we’ll exhaust all of our options and look at second opinions and then do what’s best for Spencer’s knee and his career.” Ware led the Chiefs with 921 rushing yards last season.
Once again, week three of the NFL preseason claimed several victims, proving that you should never hold your fantasy football draft until after preseason week three of the preseason. The Patriots lost wide receiver Julian Edelman for the season with a knee injury, the Bears lost wide receiver Cameron Meredith for the season with a knee injury, and the Chiefs lost their leading rusher Spencer Ware for the season with a knee injury. While losing Spencer Ware is a big blow to the Chiefs offense, they did draft Kareem Hunt in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and he should see an increased workload with Ware sidelined. Of the three devastating injuries to star offensive players this weekend, I think that this injury will hurt the Chiefs offense the least, because running backs are replaceable. The Chiefs have Kareem Hunt and C.J. Spiller on the roster, and you can expect that they will sign another good running back off the scrap heap, because some good players are going to get cut when teams are forced to whittle their rosters down to 53 men.