The Hall of Fame doctor, or otherwise known as Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, is making headlines once again. Last season, he chose to opt-out of the season and used his doctorate for something bigger than football. The offensive lineman helped our frontline workers in fighting the COVID-19 virus, and we, as fans, cannot thank him enough.
However, now he is back to play football. Well, he was supposed to anyways. There are reports now that the offensive lineman will miss some time due to a pretty serious injury.
The reports are that Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has suffered a broken hand and will need surgery on it as soon as possible. Having the surgery will set him back 4-6 weeks, meaning he will likely miss all of the preseason and the rest of training camp. There is no real reason to panic, however
Chiefs without LDT, Should not panic for one good reason
Well, let’s start this part off someone nicely. If we are being honest, LDT likely was not going to start anyways. Yes, the Chiefs need O-line depth more than ever, especially after the super bowl mishap. However, this time things are different. There is a feeling throughout camp that this offensive line is the real deal.
With now Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith, two rookies, inserted into the starting lineup, there are veteran guys on the bench. What exactly does that mean? Well, the depth and leadership will be even better than would it have been a rookie on the bench.
However, the real reason the Chiefs are fine, even without LDT, is a player who is also currently hurt. Kyle Long, former pro-bowler, is also currently dealing with some issues in terms of health. But his return is much closer than LDT’s is.
Kyle Long is a guy who could start on most teams, and for the Chiefs to have him coming off the bench is great for the team in terms of depth. This year should not be an issue like the last. Don’t let this injury to LDT freak you out any more than it should. Let’s be honest; the Chiefs were just fine without him last season if you ask me.
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