According to a WEEI report, Nick Kaczur’s eleven session absence from Patriots training camp is due to a “significant” back injury. Kaczur hasn’t been ruled out of the 2010 NFL season, “but the prospects for a return any time soon remain grim.”
Kaczur’s injury hits extra hard considering that last year’s starter, Logan Mankins, is currently in a contract dispute with the team. Mankins has previously requested a trade.
Dan Connolly has seen the majority of snaps at left guard during camp, with Ryan Wendell taking a few reps as well. Newly signed Eric Ghiaciuc, who has played 42 games at guard and center with the Bengals, will be looked at as well. Second-year player Rich Ohrnberger and rookie Ted Larsen also will be competing for time.