Nine Players On Chiefs First Injury Report

The Kansas City Chiefs once again find themselves with a much longer injury report than their competition. Last week the New Orleans Saints listed seven players compared to the Chiefs 13. After practice for Sunday’s matchup against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead, Kansas City has nine injured players compared to just four for the visitors.

Highlighting the Chiefs report are RB Peyton Hillis and WR Steve Breaston, who were both injured in New Orleans Sunday and unable to get on the field for Romeo Crennel on Wednesday. Also unable to practice was TE Kevin Boss, still recovering from an illegal hit to the head in the Chiefs loss to the Buffalo Bills.

There was good news to come out of Wednesday’s practice, starting with the absence of RB Jamaal Charles. He was on the injury report all last week with an aggravation of his surgically repaired knee, but is not on this week’s report even after getting 39 touches against the Saints.

WR Dexter McCluster also was a source of positivity for Kansas City. He suffered a nasty elbow injury after catching a pass in New Orleans, losing his balance and trying to keep himself on his feet by putting his arm on the ground. McCluster was a limited participant, which has to be considered a victory for the Chiefs offense.

In addition to the nine players on the injury report, the Chiefs will also be without starting center Rodney Hudson. A broken leg suffered in the win over the Saints put Hudson on injured reserve, ending his season.

Of note on the Chargers injury report are CB Quentin Jammer (did not practice) and former Chiefs tackle Jared Gaither (limited).

Chiefs

Full Participation
Jake O’Connell

Limited Participation
Kendrick Lewis
Ryan Lilja
Dexter McCluster
Anthony Toribio
Devon Wylie

Did Not Participate
Kevin Boss
Steve Breaston
Peyton Hillis

Chargers

Limited Participation
Antwan Barnes
Jared Gaither

Did Not Participate
Quentin Jammer
Shareece Wright

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