The Kansas City Chiefs have released the final injury report of the season ahead of Sunday’s contest vs the evil Denver Broncos.
As has been the theme of the season, the news is not good.
The Chiefs have released, what I believe to be, the largest injury report I’ve seen since I began covering the team in 2009.
Look at this mess:
If you weren’t counting, that is 18 names. Sheesh.
Six of the names are on the report due to a flu bug that has been going around the team. All of those players should be good to go. Players who get sick during the week are usually able to suck it up on Sunday. There are a couple of guys listed as questionable, however, as it appears they caught the bug late in the week. Those players include Tamba Hali, Kendrick Lewis and Dexter McCluster.
Tyson “Tin Man” Jackson has a foot injury and is listed as doubtful. Given the huge amount of money Tin Man is owed by the team next year, it is possible he has played his last game as a Chief.
Another player in danger of never being seen in red and gold again is LT Branden Albert. Albert has had a back injury that has kept him out of action in recent weeks. He is listed as questionable but he didn’t practice all week. I don’t see any reason for Albert to play. The season is over and back injuries are bad news for lineman. No reason for him to risk further damage. Albert’s contract is up this year so the GM, whether it be Scott Pioli or someone else, will need to quickly figure out what to do with Albert.