The Kansas City Chiefs first injury report for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens is shorter than it was for last week’s game against the San Diego Chargers. That’s where the good news starts and ends for the Chiefs on the injury front.
Overall, the Chiefs listed 10 players after Wednesday’s practice, the fifth biggest injury report in the NFL. Making matters worse, half of those injured Kansas City players are starters and three of those weren’t able to practice at all.
Among those unable to practice were DE Glenn Dorsey, CB Brandon Flowers and LB Derrick Johnson. WR Jon Baldwin, CB Jalil Brown, RB Peyton Hillis, DE Ropati Pitoitua and WR Devon Wylie also did not participate.
Flowers did not appear on any of the Chiefs injury reports last week, but the heel injury that sidelined him Wednesday was the same that cost him most of training camp and the first week of the regular season.
Johnson and Baldwin were also both new additions. Johnson was hurt in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Chargers, while Baldwin’s issue with his hamstring is a mystery. The wide receiver caught a pass from Matt Cassel on the very last play of the game and popped up right off the ground after being tackled without any sign of a limp.
Making matters worse for Kansas City, the Ravens used their extra days off after playing last Thursday to get healthy. Baltimore’s injury report only includes two players with one not being able to practice.
There is one other positive for the Chiefs and that’s the omission of starting guard Jeff Allen. The rookie went down with an injury on Kansas City’s
Considering the huge gap that already exists between the Chiefs and Ravens, the last thing Romeo Crennel’s squad can afford is to lose five or six contributors to injury for Sunday.
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