St Joseph, MO (WJBF) -- Former Westside Patriot and current Kansas City Chiefs rookie Sanders Commings suffered a fractured left collarbone during practice Tuesday morning. This was the first practice for rookies and quarterbacks.
Commings, who played cornerback for the Georgia Bulldogs, was a 5th round pick of the Chiefs in this year's NFL Draft.
Commings was injured when he jumped to defend tight end Tony Moeaki and landed hard on one of the practice fields at Missouri Western State University. Commings immediately walked off the field and was taken for X-rays that revealed the break.
Commings wasn't wearing shoulder pads because players are barred from wearing them for the first three practices under terms of the most recent collective bargaining agreement.
The Chiefs hadn't yet scheduled surgery Tuesday night, and a team spokesman said it wasn't known how long Commings will be out. The normal recovery time for an NFL player from similar injuries has been in the 6-8 week range.
According to Arrowhead Pride, Commings was set to compete for playing time at safety, along with Kendrick Lewis, Husain Abdullah and others, but that will be on hold for now.
(Portions of this story are courtesy of the Associated Press)
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