By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid was back to work Wednesday as if nothing had happened, three days after being rushed to hospital with illness and a dehydration following a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Reid was released from the University of Kansas hospital on Monday and wasted no time returning to the team’s premises on Tuesday, when the team typically goes through movie reviews and begins to look at each other. prepare for the week ahead.
This allowed Reid to seamlessly transition to Wednesday, when the Chiefs have their most important full team training of the game week. They have started to put together the game plan for Sunday’s trip to Philadelphia, where they will try to break a rare two-game slippage against the team where Reid spent the first 14 seasons of his head coaching career. .
âI feel great above all else,â said Reid. “It’s good to be back and continue as usual here.”
Chiefs declined to provide information on Reid’s health, and he was equally effective in pushing back questions on Wednesday. The 63-year-old trainer has no known history of significant health issues, although he has spoken in the past about losing weight and getting in better shape; he used a cane during the summer.
âI would probably skip that. I’m just going to leave it, âReid said of his health. âI’m not too keen on talking about all this. I wish this had never happened. It made. I thank the doctors for taking care of me. They were phenomenal.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he was initially concerned about his coach’s health in the moments after their 30-24 loss to the Chargers, when Reid spoke to the team and then left the stadium Arrowhead for the hospital.
But he was kept updated on Reid’s health on Sunday night, along with other team leaders, and they in turn passed on any updates to the rest of the team. By the time Monday arrived, Mahomes knew that Reid would be back soon.
Reid needs one more win to become the first coach with at least 100 with two franchises.
âI got (worried) in the sense that you’re obviously worried in general when things like that happen,â Mahomes said, âbut they told me the script and what was going on and it wasn’t. a crazy situation. It was something that they had under control, and they handled it. Then your emotions can kind of set in a bit.
Mahomes signed a 10-year extension worth around half a billion dollars last year, so he has a vested interest in making sure his coach stays healthy. Reid would be in the early ’70s by the time Mahomes finished his contract.
âI know he loves this sport. He loves being able to coach, âsaid Mahomes. âIf you do something that makes you happy, it helps you live longer. I’m sure he enjoys doing what he does, and Tammy (Reid) will help him stay healthy.
Separately, wide receiver Josh Gordon was on the training ground Wednesday for the first time since joining the league and signing a free agent contract with Kansas City. The plan is for the talented Gordon, whose career has been derailed by problems off the field, to spend the next two weeks getting up to speed.
At this point, the Chiefs are hoping to add him to the active roster and give Mahomes another offensive playmaker.
âWe have a large reception hall. It’s just another addition to that, âsaid Reid. âHe was such a good player. Anytime you can add a player like that – that quality – you do it. This is where we are. We’ll just see where it goes. I’m sure it educates everyone. They know he’s a good player. It’s just a matter of getting back to the rhythm of things.
NOTES: CB Rashad Fenton remained in concussion protocol after injuring himself against Los Angeles on Sunday. â¦ DE Frank Clark got a job after missing the Chargers game with a hamstring injury. … LB Willie Gay Jr. (toe) is eligible to drop off the injured reserve list this week. âHe’s making great strides,â said Reid. “We’ll see with him.”
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