Kansas City Chiefs: Spencer Ware likely out for entire 2017 season

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The Kansas City Chiefs suffered a devastating blow in their third preseason game, as it was announced on Sunday morning that running back Spencer Ware will be missing the entire 2017 season after a PCL injury.

Health is everything in sports and the Kansas City Chiefs are already off to a bad start in that department. Running back Spencer Ware went down on a non-contact injury on Friday night against the Seahawks and at first, it seemed like he might just miss a few games.

Now, however, it’s been revealed that Ware will likely require season ending surgery, as he has damage to both his PCL and his LCL. Terez Paylor tweeted this news out on Sunday morning (see below).

Injuries suck no matter what, but losing your starting running back with less than two weeks to go until the first game is a devastating blow to the Kansas City Chiefs. Ware struggled near the end of last year, but he was going to be the starter and now rookie Kareem Hunt will have to be the next man up.

Fans were hoping that Hunt could eventually win the starting job as the season progressed, but no one wanted it to happen like this. The Chiefs should keep Charcandrick West on their roster now so that they have three running backs to rely on in Hunt, West, and C.J. Spiller, who has had some nice flashes this preseason.

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Ware joined the Chiefs in 2015 and sat behind Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis, and Charcandrick West that year. Charles had to miss the last 11 games of the year due to injury and Davis underwhelmed as a starter, so Ware and West became a nice two-headed monster for the Chiefs at running back that year.

Ware had been so impressive that he was given an extension and looked good at the beginning of the 2016 season. He slowly came back down to earth as the season moved along, however, and Hunt was drafted in the third round to become the next starting running back for this team.

This stings even more when you look at how Jamaal Charles performed on Saturday night for Denver. Sure, the Chiefs made the right decision there, but is this some sort of karma for cutting the former Chiefs star? It sure feels that way at the moment.

Let’s all hope for the best for Spencer Ware and that he can eventually make a comeback in the NFL, hopefully with Kansas City.