On Sunday morning, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reported the devastating news from the team's head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder. Spencer Ware suffered a torn PCL and other damage to his knee and isn't expected to play at all in 2017.
"Things happen, he knows that, and whatever direction (Ware goes) - whether he has to have surgery or they find another (option) - he'll be back and going strong after he rehabs", Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. His injured knee will likely require season-ending surgery.
"His issue is that he also has some damage to what's called the posterolateral corner of his knee".
Although Ware will receive a second opinion, such a setback is believed to be a season-ending injury.
Ware tore his PCL against the Seattle Seahawks in Friday night's third pre-season game.
In 2016, Ware led the Chiefs with 921 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 214 carries and added 33 catches for 447 yards and two scores while playing a big role in the passing game.
Rookie running back Kareem Hunt is the likely candidate to fill in for Ware during his absence.