KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday, but a key member of the Chiefs coaching staff will not be present.
Coach Andy Reid will miss the Combine after recently undergoing knee replacement surgery, a team spokesman confirmed.
Reid, who turns 58 on March 19, is rehabilitating in the Kansas City area, the team announced.
This marks the second straight offseason Reid has undergone knee replacement surgery.
Reid previously had the procedure in early 2015 and did not attend the Senior Bowl, which is held in late January in Mobile, Ala.
He attended the Combine last year, however, and used a walking cane.
The Chiefs head coach no longer had the walking cane when the offseason workout program began in late April 2015.
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