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Chiefs Guard Jeff Allen Reportedly In Walking Boot, Not Practicing On Thursday

The Kansas City Chiefs were hit hard last season by injuries to several key players. It's important for the team to be healthy in 2012 to make a run at the AFC West title, as expected, so news that even newer contributors like Jeff Allen are dealing with injuries does not bode well for the Chiefs.

Perhaps it's nothing or even a precautionary act, but injuries (and hopefully the lack of them) is going to be the primary story for the Chiefs offseason through the rest of the summer. Questions will have to be answered about the recovery and rehab of players like Tony Moeaki, Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles among others. Adding names to that list will only further complicate matters and muddy the Chiefs' chances to contend.

The roster is better than ever in Scott Pioli's tenure, but a team can only do so much when dealing with injuries. Here's hoping Allen is not seriously injured since he's a key component along the offensive front heading into not only 2012 but far beyond.

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