For most of the season the Chiefs have gotten by. Sure, there have been injuries here or there, but the main stars of this team have remain uninjured, and people have stepped up for the most part.
Losing to the San Diego Chargers was hard enough, but the Chiefs also got pretty banged up during the game. Both Tamba Hali and Justin Houston had to leave the action, and heading into Broncos week, that means the injury report is pretty long.
Head coach Andy Reid met with the media earlier today and discussed the injury report.
“Ok let me give you the injuries here. Jeff Allen has a groin strain; he was able to finish the game. He’s a little sore today but working it out. Jon Asamoah had the shoulder contusion and didn’t play. He is actually making progress here,” Reid said. “Tamba Hali has an ankle sprain, did have an MRI on it and that’s what it is, a slight ankle sprain. He’ll continue to work this week. He was moving around a little better today than he was after the game yesterday,” Reid said.
“Justin Houston subluxed his elbow, and we weren’t able to do the MRI because he has quite a bit of swelling there and they weren’t able to get him into the position that they wanted to, to do the MRI. We’ll wait a day or so to get the swelling down and then go from there, he explained.
“Mike DeVito is making progress with his knee. He had a sprained knee and didn’t play. Eric Fisher is also doing better with his shoulder. We’ll just see how it goes by Wednesday.”
These are some major injuries, so getting healthy is going to have to be the top concern for Reid and the Chiefs.
The good news is, it seems as if Hali will be better sooner rather than later, and Asamoah, DeVito and Fisher appear to be improving.
The swelling in Houston’s arm is troubling, but hopefully they’ll be able to get that MRI soon and get him on the path to a quick recovery.
Kansas City will have a hard time winning games without the duo of Hali and Houston out there on the field for the defense, so the quicker each of them gets better, the better it will be for the Chiefs.