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Chiefs' Andy Reid will be on IR for some time because of ailing knee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andy Reid will be on the injured reserve list for some time because of his recent knee replacement surgery.

The Kansas City Chiefs' head coach was moving with the help of a walker Saturday. He was being honored as AFC Coach of the Year at Kansas City’s annual 101 Banquet.

“I’m on IR for just a little bit but doing good,’’ said Reid, who skipped the recent NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis because of his ailing right knee. “I’m back in the office. I was able to get back in the office this week and that was great. I’m moving around OK.

“Right now I’ve just got a plate in there. They’ll keep that in for another five to six weeks and then we’ll go ahead and put a new knee back in, a new prosthetic, and then we’ll start the rehab from there.’’

Reid said he would also miss the upcoming league meetings in Florida.

“It’s kind of a freak thing,’’ he said. “It had been bothering me since training camp, [swelling] up a little bit. They were working on it with antibiotics. I kind of knew once we got to the end of the season we would have to go in and get it taken care of.’’