Holmes Hurts Neck; Career May Be Over

The end may be near or already here for Priest Holmes. Various sources are reporting today that Holmes, who came back to the Chiefs this past season after missing the past season and a half, may have to retire after another neck injury. The latest injury took place Sunday during the Chiefs 13-10 loss in Indy, and according to sources has been talking to family the last few days along with medical experts about the continued risks of playing.

Holmes may make the official announcement as early as today of his plans to walk away from the game before something even more serious happens to him on the playing field. Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards did admit on Tuesday that the back had been hurt in the game Sunday, and that he would be evaluated by the teams medical staff.

The first injury to Holmes took place back in October of 2005, and he spent about two seasons trying to get back on the playing field. He did so this season, but time and the injuries have seemed to have taken their toll on the one-time dominant back. In four games this season he’s rushed for 137 yards on 46 carries and caught five passes. He has yet to score a TD. In 106 appearances, Holmes has carried 1,780 times for 8,172 yards and 86 touchdowns.

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