The Kansas City Chiefs released their first injury report ahead of the team’s Week 7 game with the Tennessee Titans, and there is good news and bad for Kansas City as they prepare for. Tennessee.
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill (quad), linebacker Anthony Hitchens (triceps), guard Joe Thuney (hand), fullback Michael Burton (pectoral) and tight end Jody Fortson (Achilles) did not practice Wednesday, the inclusion of Fortson on the list probably being a formality before being placed on the casualty reserve.
Tight end Travis Kelce (neck), defensive end Chris Jones (wrist), safety Tyrann Mathieu (thumb), cornerback Charvarius Ward (quad), guard Trey Smith (ankle) and defensive tackle Jarran Reed (back) were all limited.
The good news for the Chiefs is that Jones and Ward are starting the week on the pitch after missing a lot of time in recent weeks. The bad news is that the team is starting with a long injury report heading into Sunday’s game.
In more good news for Kansas City, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid adopted an optimistic tone regarding a few of Wednesday’s limited players when he spoke to the media before practice.
“In terms of injuries, Michael Burton suffers from a strained chest,” Reid began. “Jody Fortson had surgery this morning on his Achilles tendon. Tyreek will miss practice today with a quadruple contusion. We’re just going to let this calm subside. Hitch has a triceps contusion, he won’t. won’t lead today. So, Joe Thuney, we’re going to put it back today with the hand. “
Thuney and Hill both played the Washington soccer team on Sunday with the same pre-game injuries, though Hill missed some of the action. Hitchens left the game with his tricep contusion and did not return against Washington.
Kelce, Mathieu, Smith and Reed also played against Washington and were never diagnosed with an in-game injury.
For Jones and Ward in their quest to get back on the pitch, Reid was asked what he wanted to see from the two players as they returned to action.
“Well, just to pick up the pace of things,” Reid said. “Take the rust off, pick up the pace. They’ve worked hard, they just haven’t practiced. So the conditioning won’t necessarily be the problem, it’s just going to be coming back and doing the football stuff.”