Kansas City blues: Chiefs Dorsey down, Albert out

M VHCorrespondent IAugust 2, 2008


What a difference a week makes.

Last saturday, Glen Dorsey became a millionaire 22 times over, signing a 5 yr. $51 million dollar deal, with $22 million guaranteed.

 This saturday, one week later, NFL Network is reporting Dorsey has injured his left knee and will undergo an MRI.

 At this stage they're calling the injury a "sprain" and it may very well be.

Too early to tell.

KC has struggled last season with the depletion of their once HOF O line and with the trade of Jared Allen to Minnesota this off season, Glen Dorsey is seen as the Corner stone of rebuilding on the defensive side of the ball.

Whether critics of Dorsey who were wary of taking him high before the draft are proven right is purely speculative at this phase, but Dorsey has suffered leg injuries before and as recently as last year.

It may come as cold comfort for KC, but at least the injury didn't occur to his right leg, the leg Dorsey suffered a stress fracture in during the 06' season.

He played through the pain with the help of injections, but wary scouts called into question whether their were lingering affects.

Dorsey had trouble with his right leg again in 2007 and wore a huge brace on his knee after suffering an illegal chop block in an October 20th match up with Auburn.

He re-injured the knee 13 days later against Alabama and then sat out 14 days later with a sore back, missing most of the Mississippi contest.

Dorsey could have a minor injury like his team mate and fellow high draft pick Branden Albert, who tweaked an ankle yesterday and is expected to miss several weeks of crucial O line work outs, and Dorsey could be back on the field before him depending on his MRI, but it will likely be Monday before more is known.

Either way, this is terrible news for a Chiefs team in transition and in need of solid play on both sides of the line by its high picks in April's draft.