Chiefs Running Back Priest Holmes out Rest of Season

Chiefs’ Holmes out for rest of season (AP)

Kansas City Chiefs’ star running back Priest Holmes will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Holmes, who was leading the NFL in scoring and rushing when he got hurt in early November, was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

The Chiefs indicated Wednesday they would probably finish the year without Holmes, whose recovery from sprained knee ligaments has gone much more slowly than the team hoped. “Priest Holmes is making steady progress on the rehabilitation of his right knee,” Chiefs president Carl Peterson said in a statement. “Unfortunately, that rehabilitation is taking longer than originally anticipated, meaning Priest is running out of time to be healthy enough to play in 2004.”

A shame for Holmes and his fantasy owners. The Chiefs are far enough out of playoff contention that it doesn’t much matter for them.

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  1. josh says:

    This is probably a good thing for the Chiefs. They’ve got a fork stuck in them as far as this season is concerned. It’s better to have your star back rehabilitating at this point in a wasted season, than to be getting _hurt_ at this point in a wasted season. He should be well rested for next year, when they have something to play for again.