When the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Indianapolis Colts Saturday afternoon in the Wild Card Playoffs, they will be close to full strength. The two biggest question marks before kickoff will be right tackle Eric Fisher and linebacker Tamba Hali after both missed Wednesday’s practice.
Hali was shaken up in the Chiefs loss to the Colts two weeks back and sat out with almost every other starter last week against the Chargers. There was optimism the linebacker could practice this week, so the extra day of rest could just be a precaution.
With Hali’s running mate, Justin Houston, a full participant in practice after missing the last five games, the Kansas City pass rush could finally be back to full strength. When these two teams met two weeks ago Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was sacked just once.
Fisher was expected to be a go for Saturday after battling several injuries, but aggravated his groin during Tuesday’s practice. His absence would hurt the Chiefs from a depth perspective, but Donald Stephenson could actually be a better option against a tough Indianapolis pass rush led by Robert Mathis.
Everyone else on the Chiefs injury report was a full participant, including wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who was not only cleared to practice but also play. He was able to pass the mandated concussion test and barring a setback will be ready to play Saturday afternoon.
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