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Chiefs Injury Report: Everyone Is Hurt

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:

Albert, Branden T Back DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Asamoah, Jon OL Thumb FP FP FP Probable
Bellamy, Josh WR Ankle - LP DNP Questionable
Berry, Eric DB Hand FP FP FP Probable
Brown, Jalil DB Toe - - LP Questionable
Charles, Jamaal RB Illness DNP FP FP Probable
Copper, Terrance WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Elam, Abram DB Quad FP LP LP Questionable
Greenwood, Cory LB Illness - DNP FP Probable
Hali, Tamba LB Illness DNP FP DNP Questionable
Hochstein, Russ G Back FP FP FP Probable
Jackson, Tyson DE Foot DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Lewis, Kendrick DB Illness - LP DNP Questionable
Lilja, Ryan G Back DNP DNP FP Probable
McCluster, Dexter WR Illness - - DNP Questionable
Moeaki, Tony TE Head DNP DNP LP Questionable
Ranglin, Rich OL Knee FP FP FP Probable
Stephenson, Donald OL Illness DNP DNP FP Probable

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.

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  • Zach

    I am fine with this. Let some young guys get experience and show what they can do. Plus it helps guarantee the number one pick even more ;)

  • Chief Hokie

    Is it just a coincidence that it’s week 16 and we’re 2–13?

  • Danny W

    When your the worst team in the league and the next game means literally nothing, no wonder everyones hurt. They don’t want to be apart of the clown show this has become. I just hope Charles takes it easy. 1400 plus is good enough in a season like this.

  • Patriot42

    It is the last game get ur butt out there

  • ladner morse

    Conspiracy theories aside… if I’m Clark Hunt and will be the last man standing… with the responsibility for paying these gentlemen… I’d want to protect my future investments and so I’d hand down an edict which demands that any player remotely injured, NOT be allowed to play.

    But then, that’s just me.