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Chiefs’ Injury Update: Nico Johnson Won’t Practice, Dexter McCluster Sick


Yesterday, Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid addressed the media. He talked about a lot of topics, including Alex Smith’s late first half drive and Eric Fisher’s progress through the preseason.

He started off with the injury report though, and there are a few notable names on that list. This was the injury report the he talked about yesterday mind you, but there are some injuries that will spill into today.

Here are the injured players that Reid brought up, per the official press release:

“Let me give you a little injury update on what we have.Jon Asamoah has a calf strain. That’s a day-to-day situation. Just keep in mind we’re on a short week, so he won’t practice tomorrow. Jalil Brown has a knee contusion, so he might be able to go tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes. Nico Johnson has an ankle sprain. We’ll see how he does over the next couple of days. He won’t be able to practice tomorrow.Dexter McCluster is still being evaluated and is still sick; he has an illness, so we’re seeing how that works out. Tony Moeaki has a shoulder injury and is being evaluated as we speak.Sanders Commings  is still recovering from his collarbone injury. (Travis) Kelce, we’re going to see how he does tomorrow. He has been in for treatment a couple of times and is feeling better, so we’ll see how he does. (Quintin) Demps is feeling a little better, so we’ll see how he does. Those are kind of day-to-day. The ones that are definitely out tomorrow I gave you.”

Nico Johnson will be out today, which is a shame. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft by Kansas City, so as a rookie, he’ll need all the reps he can get. The other notable name is McCluster, who is sick apparently.

I read yesterday that there was a sickness going around the locker room, which happens every year, so apparently McCluster got the bug pretty bad.

Tony Moaeki has a shoulder and Travis Kelce has been banged up, so that means Anthony Fasano is going to be getting a ton of reps in practice if neither of those come back today.

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  • scomstock55

    moeaki is gone…broken shoulder…we should cut him and keep d harris

    • tm1946

      IR seems in Moeaki’s future. AGAIN. But we will move on, just another sign of the wasted time under Pioli’s control. A couple of good ones, a few roster guys, and a lot of bad evaluation types.

      • Clint Moran

        I’m pleased that they took a shot on him, anyway. He has loads of talent, his upside was palpable. He just can’t stay healthy. Remember the big knock on knile Davis (aside from fumbles) was his frequent injury issues! Reid and Dorsey are taking a similar chance with him, lets hope it works out better than Tony’s unfortunate situation.

  • Altarium

    Just saw a report that Moeaki has a fractured shoulder… damn. I’m really wanting him to work out well for the Chiefs because he seems to be a real stand-up guy, but getting injured every season will get him cut no matter how much he likes KC…

  • Mark Bustamante

    Moeaki is gone if he’s injured AGAIN. Thank God we have Fasano to fill that spot

  • paul pace

    Moeaki is injury prone and he can’t seem to shake that reputation. He get’s hurt every season and that is not good for a guy who is in his prime trying to make it in the NFL. I fear that this injury will be one to many and he will be placed on IR for the season, which will probably result in him not being with the Chiefs next year. They will probably make a strong attempt to trade him for an additional draft choice next year.

  • Pealvin

    I saw Nico’s injury. He got rolled upon in the 3rd quarter I think it was. get some R.IC.E and get back out there man you were balling!!!!