Brandon Flowers was seen in a walking boot during Monday's practice, according to the Kansas City Star, and that means the Kansas City Chiefs cornerback could be recovering more slowly from a heel injury than first suspected.
The fifth-year player hasn't practiced since July 31 because of a bruised left heel.
After the injury, head coach Romeo Crennel told the Kansas City Star that he thought Flowers would only be out a couple of days. He added last Tuesday that the more time missed from his starting cornerback, the less likely he'll be ready to play the regular-season opener against Atlanta.
That's not good news for the Chiefs defense as the regular season looms considering that linebacker Tamba Hali will be suspended for one game after violating the league's substance abuse policy. The defense could potentially have more holes than Crennel would like, as safety Kendrick Lewis has also been missing practices with a shoulder injury.