Chiefs’ first-round pick, RB recovering from offseason surgeries
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Chiefs’ first-round pick and K-State alum Felix Anudike-Uzomah is limited in practice as he recovers from thumb surgery, head coach Andy Reid told reporters Monday.
The Lee’s Summit-native could be seen with tape around his right hand at rookie mini camp over the weekend.
“He did a little bit more today than he did yesterday,” Reid said. “We’ll just keep gradually bringing him back in.”
Reid said the surgery happened before the Chiefs’ pre-draft workout with prospects.
He adds he hopes to get Anudike-Uzomah back in time for Phase 3 of their offseason program, which begins May 22.
“We’re just kind of gradually bringing him back,” Reid said. “I mean, today he had his helmet on, did a little bit more. You’d hope maybe Phase 3, but you don’t know. We’ll just see how he feels.”
Reid confirmed running back Isiah Pacheco also underwent a pair of offseason surgeries to fix a broken hand and torn labrum.
“He’s making progress,” he said. “We’ll see how he does with it. I can’t even give you a timeline on him, but he is doing well. He goes through all the steps out there with Phase 2 and that-- just you can’t get him on that thing.”
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