After showing vast improvement from his rookie season to his sophomore training camp, Commings’ progress has hit a snag.
“Sanders Commings is having surgery today on his ankle,” head coach Andy Reid said on Thursday. “We’ll have further information for you later.”
Commings reportedly broke his right ankle after being juked by running back Jamaal Charles, which means, the Chiefs running back literally broke his ankles. SB Nation’s Joel Thorman details the play in which the injury occurred.
“Unfortunately for Commings, he was hurt later in practice after Jamaal Charles juked the shoes out of the defense. He was helped to the trainers room after that play. The Chiefs said he had a right ankle injury.”
A fifth-round pick out of Georgia in 2013, Commings was battling for playing time. While no timetable is set for his return, this is yet another setback. During his rookie season he sustained a collarbone injury and found himself on the injured reserve with a designation to return.
After being activated in Week 10, Commings appeared in two games before re-injuring his shoulder and landing on the season-ending IR in Week 13.