The Kansas City Chiefs believe that starting running back Spencer Ware suffered a PCL injury against the Seahawks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Ware is set to have an MRI Saturday.
Ware suffered the injury after a short gain on a reception from Alex Smith. He had to be carted off the field.
The 25-year-old Ware had 1,368 yards from scrimmage and five total touchdowns in 14 games last season. The Chiefs have third-year player Charcandrick West and rookie Kareem Hunt behind Ware on the depth chart in the backfield.
Ware’s injury, coming not long after a leg injury suffered Friday night by Patriots starting wide receiver Julian Edelman, is sure to spur more talk about the dangers of starters playing in the preseason.
“The thing that bothers me about this whole situation is the fact that he is going to all these camps and nobody seems to think he stands a chance of being No. 1. This is a young player who almost carried a team to a championship, to a Super Bowl — but I was a Ravens fan. … Somebody needs to give this young man a chance.”
Kaepernick became a polarizing figure last season, when he kneeled for the national anthem in protest of racial discrimination and police brutality. He entered free agency in the offseason but still has not been signed.
Aaron faced racial discrimination during his time in the majors, especially when he broke Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974. He said he received “death threats and hate mail” for accomplishing the feat — all because of the color of his skin.
Aaron isn’t the only one with Kaepernick on his mind. The NAACP has requested a meeting with the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss Kaepernick’s situation.