The Kansas City Chiefs will enter their Sunday night matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers with the status of three players up in the air. Glenn Dorsey, Jon McGraw and Demorrio Williams are all “questionable”, meaning there is a 50/50 chance they play.
Joining those three on the injury report is Ryan Lilja, who was ruled out earlier this week with a head injry suffered in the Chiefs loss to the New England Patriots last week. Rookie Rodney Hudson has been impressive in limited duty and will fill in for Lilja.
Dorsey, McGraw and Williams all sat out for Kansas City last week. Dorsey and McGraw would be a huge boost for a Chiefs defense that looked sharp early against the Patriots, but wore down as the game rolled on.
Williams has been a solid contributor on special teams as well as sub defensive packages.
The Steelers injury report is headlined by Ben Roethlisberger, who has a cracked thumb but is listed as “probable”. He is expected to play, though the team will likely use an altered snap delivery throughout the game.
Ryan Lilja (Head)
Glenn Dorsey (Knee)
Jon McGraw (Shoulder)
Demorrio Williams (Groin)
Stevenson Sylvester (Calf)
Arnaz Battle (Hamstring)
LaMarr Woodley (Hamstring)
Troy Polamalu (Ribs)
Ben Roethlisberger (Right Thumb)
Emmanuel Sanders (Knee)
James Harrison (Back)