Chiefs' S Daniel Sorensen out with leg injury

Jul 29, 2018; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Daniel Sorensen (49) stretches out during training camp at Missouri Western State University.© Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Team's initial fear of ACL tear avoided, but expected starter Sorensen expects to miss several weeks of action

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Chiefs secondary practiced without their top two safeties on Tuesday, one due to injury and another for a day of rest.

Daniel Sorensen will likely miss the entire preseason and could also remain out into the first few weeks of the regular season, a source confirms to Chiefs Digest. NFL Network's Herbie Teope initially reported the severity of Sorensen's injury.

The leg injury does not include a tear of the ACL, which the team's medical staff first first.

Sorensen injured his leg on Monday, and head coach Andy Reid said after practice Tuesday that Sorensen remained under evaluation.

"He's being evaluated, we're just going to see here exactly where that thing's going," Reid said.

Third-year safety Eric Murray and rookie Armani Watts started with the first-team defense with both Sorensen and Eric Berry on the sidelines.The Chiefs have limited Berry's reps in his return from last year's Achilles rupture.

"We gave him a day off today, again that's just all part of this recovery thing," Reid said.

Receiver Sammy Watkins also sat out practice after injuring his hip on Monday. Tight end Tim Wright missed practice with an illness.

Four other player missed Tuesday's workout. They include running back Charcandrick West (concussion), safety Leon McQuay (hamstring), cornerback Keith Reaser (quad) and offensive lineman Dillon Gordon (shoulder).

Linebackers Anthony Hitchens and Reggie Ragland started with the first-team defense at inside linebacker. Both players have missed practice time with knee issues. They shared first-team reps with

Tuesday's practice marked the final tuneup for the team's first preseason game on Thursday against the Houston Texans.

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