Every practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs publish an official injury report before the next game. This week, Kansas City travels to California to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night football. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead time.
Here’s the Chiefs’ final injury report for the week, including official injury designations for Sunday’s game:
|Mecole Hardman||WR||Abdomen/Disease||DNP||AND||N / A||N / A|
|Ju Ju Smith Schuster||WR||Concussion||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|The Jarius Sneed||BC||Knee||LP||LP||LP||–|
|Dustin Hopkins||K||R. Hamstrings||DNP||DNP||LP||DOUBT|
|Chris Rumph II||OLB||Knee||LP||LP||PF||–|
A few notes
- Wide receiver Mecole Hardman (abdomen/illness) was removed from the injury report after being placed on injured reserve. He’ll miss Sunday’s game against the Chargers and the next three games, at a minimum (more on that here).
- Andy Reid on Hardman: “I think it will probably end up being short term. We’ll just see how he feels on the road here – but for now I’d say probably short term.
- Reid refused to go into more detail on Hardman.
- Cornerback Chris Lammons (concussion) and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) won’t play in the game because they are still in the concussion protocol.
- Reid said wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (illness), running back Jerick McKinnon (hamstring/shoulder) and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (knee) are all good to go – despite the logging of some limit sessions this week. None of them received an injury designation.
- Right tackle Andrew Wylie (elbow) has recorded three consecutive days of full practices wearing an elbow pad – and it’s also good to play on Sundays.
- As a reminder: Although offensive lineman Lucas Niang (knee) has returned to training, he does not appear on the injury report. He stays on the list physically unable to perform (PUP) (more about it here). Its 21-day window ends on Wednesday, November 23.
- There were a lot of changes in the Chargers injury report on Friday. The headline is that wide receivers Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Mike Williams (ankle) – who had both been limit in this week’s practices – have been upgraded to full practice participants on Friday and listed as questionable for the game. Smart money says they’ll both be playing on Sunday – but we’ll see.
- And remember the Chargers currently have more than a dozen players on the injured list – including defensive end Joey Bosa, cornerback JC Jackson, tight end Donald Parham, guard Rashawn Slater, tackle Andrew Trainer and center Issac Weaver.
- Placekicker Dustin Hopkins (r.hamstring) was a limit participant after missing practices on Wednesday and Thursday. He is doubtful for the game – meaning Cameron Dicker will likely take on those duties against the Chiefs. Meanwhile, punter JK Scott was a full participant after being held back on Wednesday and Thursday due to illness. Without an injury designation, we should expect him to play.
- Four other loaders that had been limit in practice – tackle Trey Pipkins III (knee), tight end Gerald Everett (groin), wide receiver DeAndre Carter (ribs), and outside linebacker Chris Rumph II (knee) – were upgraded to full participants Friday. None have received an injury designation, so expect all to dress up against Kansas City.
For Thursday’s injury record, Click here.
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