December 30, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs lineman Jeff Allen (71) during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Allen carted off Kansas City Chiefs practice field with shoulder injury


The Kansas City Chiefs have gotten training camp underway as they look to turn things around from their miserable season a year ago that landed them with the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft. With players getting to put in the work on the field for the first time since OTAs and minicamps, the excitement is at an all-time high. 

Unfortunately for some, that excitement quickly comes to an end.

Reports indicate that Chiefs left guard Jeff Allen, who the team drafted in the second-round of the 2012 draft, was carted off of the field after suffering an injury to his right shoulder.

Even worse, the injury appears to be significant enough to keep Allen out of action for the foreseeable future.

From Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star:

It could be a big blow to the interior line for Kansas City.

Last season as a rookie, Allen started in 13 games. He was currently competing with veteran Geoff Schwartz as he looked to take over the starting guard role full time.

Hopefully Allen will be able to recover before the end of the preseason so that he can re-stake his claim to the starting gig, otherwise he could be facing an uphill battle if Schwartz stakes his claim to the job.

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