When Denver lost Elvis Dumervil to a torn pectoral muscle, it seemed the Kansas City Chiefs were the healthiest team in the division. While they seemingly have yet to be hit by a long-term issue, their daily injury list has been growing the last couple of days.
DE Wallace Gilberry
G Darryl Harris
RB Tervaris Johnson
G Brian Waters
Only Waters and Gilberry were outside working out on the bikes during practice. Johnson missed his second consecutive day of practice and Harris missed his first after limping off the practice field on Thursday. Both Johnson and Harris were not outdoors on Friday.
It’s a shame for Harris to have suffered one of the more serious injuries. With Waters out, he was getting a chance to run with the first team ahead of veteran Ike Ndukwe and rookie Jon Asamoah among others. It’s no secret that his chances of making the final roster decrease the longer he is out.
Gilberry and Waters look to be working out lower leg injuries. Waters knows his way around the field better than just about anyone on the roster, so he can afford to take as much time as he needs to make sure he’s a 100% before putting the pads on for the first time. Gilberry on the other hand is looking to be more than a third and long type player, but it’s going to be hard for him to push the Tyson Jackson’s of the world for consistent playing time if he spends too many more days riding the stationary bike.