When the Kansas City Chiefs signed Justyn Ross, an injury-prone Clemson star, as an undrafted agent free of charge, they bet on his talent.
They’ll have to wait for the bet to pay off. Ross was put on injured reserve Monday, which ended his 2022 season before it could begin.
Kansas City previously announced that Ross would be joining training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after foot surgery. After being a four-star recruit, Ross had to have foot surgery in late 2021. He missed the last three games of Clemson’s campaign.
Andy Reid, head coach, did not give a timeline for Ross’ recovery after he was placed on the PUP List. However, it appears that the issue will keep Ross out of action throughout the season.
The Chiefs have placed rookie WR Justyn Ross on IR. He’s out for the year.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 25, 2022
Ross’s physical abilities have never been in doubt. His lack of endurance is what caused the NFL teams to skip Ross in the April draft.
Ross had two great seasons in college, but was forced to withdraw for 2020 because of a congenital spine defect that required surgery.
In 2021, he returned to the field and led Clemson’s receiving with 46 receptions for 514 yards. He also scored three touchdowns. However, the foot injury that he sustained in the previous season cut short his season.