November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki (81) runs after a pass reception against Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs: Tony Moeaki Fractures Shoulder

Surprise: Tony Moeaki is hurt.

Moeaki has a fractured shoulder and will be out an undisclosed amount of time, according to Andy Reid. It is unknown how bad the fracture is or how long it will take to heal. Michael Bush played with a broken shoulder last season, so it is an injury that can be toughed out to some degree. Although one would think trying to catch passes above one’s head with a broken shoulder would be difficult.

The severity of the injury is important in an immediate sense because the Chiefs have to make one more roster move by Tuesday in order to get down to the mandatory 75-man roster. Should Moeaki land on the IR (injured reserve list) then the Chiefs would be at the 75-man limit.

This is yet another injury in a long history of injuries for Moeaki. He missed time earlier this offseason after getting his knee scoped, and he missed the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL. At Iowa, Moeaki had surgeries on his wrist, elbow, and foot; suffered from lingering hamstring and calf injuries; and had concussions that knocked him out of games against Iowa State and Illinois.

Moeaki was listed third on the Chiefs depth chart behind Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce. Kevin Brock and Demetrius Harris are also still on the roster. Brock is the only one with NFL roster experience but he has just one catch in his career.

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6 Comments on Chiefs: Tony Moeaki Fractures Shoulder

  1. DTVTechGuy says:

    Cut him…. He’s a walking endorsement for Ambulance Services. The guy can’t and will never stay healthy.. Just get it over with for God’s sake.

  2. Austin Wagner says:

    I’ve been on the optimistic side with Moeaki for what seems like way too long now. This might be the end of the road for Tony and I.

  3. tm1946 says:

    IR, no worse off if Chiefs want to pay him to be available for another chance. Or make an injury settlement and off he goes.
    Not a Moeaki fan but do not know what is best for team.

  4. Larry Devore says:

    Guy must be made of tissue paper

  5. Stephen Doroha says:

    I’m a die hard Chiefs fan & a Iowa Hawkeyes fan as well I was sooooo happy when we got Moeaki that year he was the one guy I was hoping we got in that draft but I was also aware that he was a big injury case from his days with the Hawkeyes was praying he would get away from the injury bug but it looks like we’ll never get a full season out of him sorry Tony!! Hope you have a quick recovery but its time for the Chiefs to move on beat of luck to him!! GO CHIEFS!!

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