Chiefs HC Andy Reid says Kareem Hunt will be ‘OK’ for the start of training camp
In the last few weeks of the offseason workouts for the Kansas City Chiefs, Pro Bowl running back Kareem Hunt has been notably absent from the practice field due to a hamstring injury with the team taking the precautionary approach with the situation.
According to Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, head coach Andy Reid has stated that he expects Hunt to be ready in time to give it a go for training camp next month.
Reid says “Kareem Hunt will be okay” for start of training camp. Held out much of OTA and minicamp with hamstring injury.
— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) June 14, 2018
There is no rush from the Chiefs to get Hunt back on the field, given the type of injury that he’s dealing with that could linger on if not handled properly. Kansas City has major plans for Hunt in his second year as one of the primary pieces of the puzzle in the offense as the workhorse running back.
The 22-year-old has demonstrated that he is a game-changing talent as a huge factor as both a runner and receiver out of the backfield. He took the league by storm in his rookie campaign where he set the franchise rookie record with 1,327 rushing yards and 1,782 total scrimmage yards that earned him the NFL Rookie of the Year award.
He had also become the only rookie in NFL history with 100 or more scrimmage yards in each of his first seven games of a season and is the only rookie to have two games with at least 200 scrimmage yards, a rushing touchdown, and a receiving touchdown.
What should be more concerning at this point in time is the incident he was supposedly involved with off the field where he allegedly punched a man in at a resort in Ohio. There could be something that comes about with that along with a woman accusing him of pushing her.
Once these potentially serious matters get sorted it out, it should bring clarity on where things stand with him with the league.