Chiefs Get Big Injury Update on Several Key Players Prior to Wild Card Game

Donovan Smith returned to practice and is expected to play for the Chiefs on Saturday
Donovan Smith returned to practice and is expected to play for the Chiefs on Saturday / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid spoke to the media Tuesday, announcing three players returned to practice while two remain out.

Rashee Rice, L'Jarius Sneed and Donovan Smith all practiced today, and Reid indicated Smith should be good to start at left tackle for the Chiefs against the Dolphins in the Wild Card round on Saturday night.

That being said, Justyn Ross and Wanya Morris remain sidelined.

Chiefs Injury News: Rice, Sneed and Smith Return to Practice

It was expected that Sneed and Rice would be good to go on Saturday, though Smith's return to practice is a huge development for the offensive line.

Morris has impressed as a rookie left tackle but struggled a bit over the last couple of weeks, providing a need for some experience against the quality pass rushers the Chiefs could face in the playoffs.

Given the rash of injuries the Dolphins have, the Chiefs will have a big health advantage. Provided the team stays focused, I'm confident Kansas City will escape with a victory.

We've yet to get final word on players like Kadarius Toney, though we'll update you throughout the week as more information becomes available.

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