Long was signed by the Chiefs in the offseason after terminating his retirement after one year. He wrote of the injury Thursday on his Twitter account.
“I did everything I could to get back to football,” Long said. “Zero regret. … Focusing on controlling the things I can control. Yesterday was not one of those things!”
I have done all I can to prepare to come back to football. Zero regret. I’m improving everyday and having a lot of fun with my new team. Focus on controlling the things I can control. Yesterday was not one of those things! Thanks for the good wishes.
– Kyle (@ Ky1eLong) June 10, 2021
Drafted 20th overall by the Chicago Bear in 2013, Long only missed one game in his first three seasons, in which he was selected for three consecutive Pro Bowls, but only played 30 regular season games in his first three seasons. past four years with the team due to various injuries. He announced his retirement last January.
NFL Network first reported that Long suffered a leg injury.