Isiah Pacheco had hand surgery

The running back suffered a torn labrum and a broken hand during the Super Bowl LVII and is recovering

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We brought here this week the news that the Kansas City Chiefs were re-signing one of their three last season running backs, Jerick McKinnon. In this same article, we said that another one of those three, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, was released. Now, speaking of the third running back of the last season, Isiah Pacheco had hand surgery this offseason.

According to Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid, the RB is recovering from a torn labrum and broken hand, two unrelated injuries, after the Super Bowl LVII. At the end of the three-day rookie camp, Reid spoke with the media and said that Pacheco is okay. He dealt with the labrum injury during most of the season.

“He’s making progress. We’ll just see how he does with it. I can’t even give you a timeline on it, but he’s doing well. We’re just kind of gradually bringing him back. We’ll just see how he feels.” Reid said.

Continuing their offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs will begin the offseason practice later this month, in May. The training camp is scheduled to start in July, at the same time as every other team in the league. The preseason start in August and the regular season in September.

Isaiah Pacheco

The running back entered the NFL in 2022, after being drafted in the 7th round of the draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, with the no. 251 overall pick. In his rookie season, Pacheco led the Chiefs in rushing yards during the season, with 830. He started the season replacing Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

In his first season not only he played all 17 games in the regular season but also three in the playoffs, including the Super Bowl. He sums up 830 yards in 170 carries, as well as five touchdowns in the regular season. In the playoffs, he had 197 yards in 37 carries and one TD.