Kansas City Chiefs player ‘hospitalized in medical emergency’ – forcing Super Bowl winners to cancel Thursday’s practice

Kansas City Chiefs had to postpone OTA practice on Thursday when a backup player was hospitalized in a medical emergency,

The player has not yet been named and it is unclear what precisely happened to lead to them needing hospital treatment.

Kansas City Star reporter Sam McDowell said on X: ‘The Chiefs canceled their scheduled OTA practice today because of a medical emergency involving a backup player who was taken to the hospital and is now in stable condition.’

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been leading his players through OTAs this week, with the team beginning preparations ahead of their shot at an unprecedented third straight Super Bowl title in the new season.

According to The Athletic, the Chiefs will practice Friday. The team has been contacted for comment.

The Chiefs called off Thursday’s practice after a backup player was hospitalized 

Andy Reid’s team have held practice this week ahead of a mandatory minicamp next week, running from June 11-13, where Mahomes will join up again with Travis Kelce. 

OTAs typically see teams run drills with no physical contact.

The Chiefs open the new NFL season three months today, with a game against Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, September 5.

The Chiefs won the Super Bowl last season when they beat the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas.

The year before, they beat the Philadelphia Eagles with Travis emerging victorious over his brother Jason.  


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