Chiefs vs. Falcons: Thursday Injury Report

The Kansas City Chiefs have released their official injury report for Thursday, ahead of their game this Sunday with the Atlanta Falcons.

Here is the damage:

Did Not Practice: Jovan Belcher, Anthony Toribio, Allen Bailey and Kendrick Lewis

Limited: Derrick Johnson, Brandon Flowers and Jalil Brown

Belcher is the new name added to the list here. He reportedly tweaked his groin.

I’m not sure where Belcher is at, but I would be shocked if DJ and Flowers don’t play Sunday. My guess is that the Chiefs are limiting them in practice so they can give them as much rest as possible until game day. These are both veteran players who are very familiar with Romeo Crennel’s defense. They’ll know what to do once they get on the field.

The worry here is further injury. As much as we’d all like to have these guys out on the field on Sunday, one game, even if it is a win, isn’t worth losing DJ or Flowers for the entire season. The Chiefs also don’t want lingering injuries that are going to limit their effectiveness.

My hunch is that the Chiefs are just being extra cautious with their star players, as they should be. I’d wager Toribio, Bailey and Lewis will be out. DJ, Belcher and Flowers will be questionable.

The injuries on the defensive side of the ball are mounting. Are you nervous, Addicts?

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  • sidibe

    I may regret this, but I am slightly okay with Toribio being injured. I want to see what the Po’ boys can do.

  • ArrowFan

    As long as there are no season ending ones I’m happy. Having Flowers is huge

  • Jim Harper

    This could very well launch Poe into a starters role if he plays well. As for Belcher I am actually looking forward to seeing what we have in Siler. We most definitely need Flowers if he is healthy because our secondary will get tested with Hali out Same goes for DJ. He is the leader on the defense. I am sure Romeo will have the defense well prepared with a lot of different looks to keep Matty off balance. This is a super important game for them and I’ve got butterflies already.

    • sidibe

      “We most definitely need Flowers…Same goes for DJ.”

      Amen to that, Big Jim.