There is good news and bad news with the Wednesday Chiefs injury report. The good news is no one missed practice for what seems like the first time this season.
The bad news is there are some new names on the injury list and a couple or starters were limited in practice.
Kendrick Lewis and Anthony Fasano were both limited in practice this wek with injures to their ankles. They both started last week and played the full game, so it would seem this is more of a precautionary measure to ensure each of them remain healthy. But there is still some anxiety there, especially about Fasano, given the Chiefs lack of depth on offense.
Derrick Johnson also landed on the injury report list for the first time this season with a wrist injury. He participated fully in practice and didn’t miss much time in Sunday’s win over Houston. In fact, Johnson recovered the fumble that iced the game for the Chiefs at the end of the fourth quarter.
Guard Jeff Alen and fullback Anthony Sherman were also listed on the injury report, each with leg injuries. Both participated fully in practice.
Cleveland comes into Kansas City with a decent health situation. Quentin Groves was the only player who did not practice as he is dealing with an ankle injury. Fellow linebackers Tank Carder (neck) and Brandon Magee (oblique) were also listed as injured, with Magee being the missing parts of practice.
Cleveland’s injured reserve list includes quarterback Brian Hoyer, running back Dion Lewis, defensive back Josh Aubrey, and offensive lineman Jason Pinkston. Offensive tackle Chris Faulk is on the physically-unable-to-perform list.