Following their practice on Thursday for their regular season finale against the Oakland Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs once again listed just one player on the injury report.
Did Not Participate
Donald Washington (ankle)
As it stands right now, the Chiefs are the healthiest team in the NFL As amazing a feat it is to only be dealing with one player sitting out practice this deep in the season, it’s obviously more important to be healthy entering the playoffs.
This all goes back to Todd Haley currently planning to play his starters against the Raiders as much as they have the first 15 games of the season. As much as Haley talks about how focusing on this week will prevent players from playing not to get hurt, that’s easier said than done.
So while you should be excited that Kansas City is not sporting any major injuries, it won’t mean anything if a major contributor is hurt playing to win an ultimately meaningless game.