(Kansas City) Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was back to work Wednesday as if nothing had happened, three days after being rushed to hospital with malaise and dehydration in following the loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Reid was discharged from the University of Kansas hospital on Monday and wasted no time returning to the Chiefs facility on Tuesday as the team begin preparation for their next duel by watching in particular of the video.
That got Reid set the stage for Wednesday, when his team went through their first full field practice in preparation for their next game. They have started developing their game plan for Sunday’s trip to Philadelphia, where they will look to end a rare two-game losing streak against the team with which Reid spent his first 14 seasons as coach. – leader in the NFL.
“I feel good,” he said at first. I’m happy to be back, to resume my routine in a way. ”
The Chiefs declined to offer any information about Reid’s health, and he was equally adept at avoiding answering questions. The 63-year-old head coach does not have a serious medical history of concern, although he has already openly discussed the need to lose weight and be in better physical condition; he was traveling with a cane this summer.
“I don’t want to dwell on this. That’s all, said Reid, about his health. I don’t like discussing this sort of thing. I wish that hadn’t happened. But it was. I thank the doctors for taking care of me. They did a wonderful job. ”
Gordon back on the pitch
Separately, wide-winger Josh Gordon joined his teammates on the pitch Wednesday for the first time since being given the green light from the league to return to the game. Gordon has reached a free agent deal. with the Chiefs earlier this week.
The plan for Gordon, whose career has been hampered by numerous off-court run-ins, is to get him back to his former form within weeks.
Then the Chiefs hope they can add him to their regular squad to provide an additional target for their star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.
“We have very good wide wingers. This is one more, quoted Reid. He’s been such a good player. When you can add a guy of that caliber to your club, you do. This is our opinion at the moment. We’ll have to wait and see how it goes. I’m sure everyone will watch him closely. He’s a very good player. Now all he has to do is find his bearings. ”