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Breaking: Starting RB likely out for season | Around the NFL

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Kansas City Chiefs starting running back Spencer Ware is likely out for the season with a suspected PCL tear.

Per ESPN, trainer Rick Burkholder said Ware suffered further damage beyond the torn PCL.

"With that ligament, often times with rehab you can play,'' Burkholder said. "His issue is that he also has some damage to what's called the posterior lateral corner of his knee, which is the outside back portion of his knee which is made up of ligaments and tendon. He damaged those and, at this point in time, our medical staff believes he needs season-ending surgery to correct that problem.

"Like with all these significant injuries, we'll exhaust all of our options and look at second opinions and then do what's best for Spencer's knee and his career.''

Ware led the Chiefs with 921 rushing yards last season.

Rookie Kareem Hunt will replace Ware in the starting lineup. Hunt, the Chiefs' third-round draft pick, has impressed the Chiefs with his rushing and receiving ability. The Chiefs also have veteran backs in Charcandrick West and C.J. Spiller.

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