Long was signed by the Chiefs in the offseason after he ended his retirement after one year. He wrote about the injury on Thursday on his Twitter account.
” I did everything I could to get back for football,” Long said. “Zero regrets. . . Focusing on controlling the things I can control. Yesterday was not one of those things!”
I did everything I could to prepare to get back for football. Zero regrets. I’ve been getting better everyday and having so much fun with my new team. Focusing on controlling the things I can control. Yesterday was not one of those things! Thanks for the well wishes.
— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) June 10, 2021
Drafted 20th overall by the Chicago Bears in 2013, Long missed just one game over his first three seasons in which he was selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls but appeared in just 30 regular-season contests over his last four years with the team due to a variety of injuries. He announced his retirement in January of last year.
NFL Network first reported that Long had suffered a leg injury.