http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~11080~2329775,00.html wrote:Detroit Lions second-year linebacker Boss Bailey will miss much of the regular season recovering from knee surgery.
Bailey injured his right knee in an Aug.3 practice. He underwent arthroscopic surgery in Athens, Ga., where doctors discovered torn cartilage that had not shown up in previous tests.
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/2731329 wrote:Nose tackle Seth Payne said Wednesday that he experienced no discomfort after testing his surgically repaired left knee for the first time in training camp a day earlier.
Payne, who is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, went through controlled team drills on Tuesday. He worked with the first-team defense for about eight plays during Wednesday morning's workout, at one point showing some mobility when he had to maneuver around a pile of players on the ground.
"There were a couple of times when I had to jump over people in a pile and a few unpredictable things like that," Payne said. "It feels good, so that is welcome news."
Payne said the plan is to "try and add a little bit every day," and he is confident he'll be able to play in the Sept. 12 season opener against San Diego.
"If we can add a play or two every day, we should be right on track," he said.
Payne sat out the night session.
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/football/nfl/kansas_city_chiefs/9376318.htm?1c wrote:Morton is down with an Achilles' injury that may be more serious than originally thought. Unlike Alexander in 2001, Morton came to camp in terrific shape. However, Morton is in his 11th NFL season and his body has endured 160 games worth of pounding, most of them on the rock-hard surface of the Pontiac Silverdome, where he played as a member of the Detroit Lions.
An Achilles' injury is no joke for a 32-year-old wide receiver who makes his living with his legs, and Morton knows it.
“I was just jogging and felt something pop,” Morton said of the injury he suffered early last week. “Since then I've been getting different opinions on it, but I don't know when it's going to be right. Right now, we're just taking it day to day.”
If Morton isn't ready in time for the Sept. 12 season opener against the Broncos, the Chiefs will rely on the healthy returns of Kennison, who has been out with a wrist injury, and Boerigter, who has been limited to non-contact work by a shoulder injury.
The good news is that Kennison and Boerigter have been running. Both could be back in the lineup for the Aug. 23 preseason game against the Rams.
And in other more brief news, Ahmed Plummer (CB-SFO) is back in practice after suffering two groin injuries. Brandon Noble (DT-WAS) is practicing again for after breaking his hand. Bobby Taylor (CB-SEA) practiced for the first time since injuring his knee early August.