KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez injured his left knee during practice Tuesday when he was hit while reaching for a pass.
Coach Dick Vermeil said early indications were that the injury did not threaten the All-Pro's career or season.
``I think it will be short term, but that's a first look,'' Vermeil said.
The coach said Gonzalez was twisting to reach for a pass thrown behind him when he was hit at the same time.
``You hate that part of this game and always will and you hate it more when it's a high caliber and quality football player and a great person,'' Vermeil said.
Vermeil said Gonzalez's injury did not appear to be as serious as his knee injury of two years ago.
``He strained his knee, but there was no swelling and it wasn't loose,'' Vermeil said.