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Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report 12/6/13


The Kansas City Chiefs are just a few days away from playing the Washington Redskins for the chance to improve to a 10-3 record, but not everybody will be good to go for this game.

Injuries have been an issue for the Chiefs ever since losing their first game to Denver a few weeks back, and it looks like some important players will be out heading into this all-important game at Washington.

Andy Reid updated the media with the latest.

“Alright, Branden Albert is listed as out. Justin Houston is listed as out. I’m going to get with (John) Dorsey right after this and talk about (Anthony) Fasano, he did not practice,” Reid said. (I’ll talk) with (Athletic Trainer) Rick (Burkholder) and have that situated and then we’ll go from there. It’ll be a stretch for him to make it in the game but we’ll see how all of that works. I’ll want to make sure I get all of the information. Everybody else practiced.”

Not having Albert available is a blow, and Justin Houston’s status shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. The one injury that will really hurt this team, and specifically the offense though, is Anthony Fasano.

He’s been a huge part of the offensive production as of late, but according to Reid, it’s the concussion he suffered against Denver that could hold him out.

“It would be the concussion part of it,” he said. “These things, you have to go through the protocol. I don’t want to stand here telling you something that is wrong. I don’t want to do that. I want to make sure I get you the full information.” 

As far as who will replace Fasano if he can’t go this Sunday, Reid said, “(Dominique) Jones did take some reps, as did (Demetrius) Harris, but Jones got the majority of them with (Sean) McGrath and would seem like the logical one if (Anthony) Fasano can’t make it.”

Also, look for Donald Stephenson to replace Albert.

“Branden is a good player, but we’re fortunate to have good backups here that we consider as starters,” Reid said. “They’ve started enough games here that we feel comfortable saying that. Donald (Stephenson) is one of those. He’s had a good week of practice and prepared himself to play against a great player. I know he looks forward to that challenge.”

Even though the Redskins are just 3-9, they will present a challenge for the Chiefs; and winning on the road in the NFL is never easy.

The players who will be out there for Kansas City will undoubtedly have to step up.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Hate the fact that Fasano might not play. I don’t think it’s coincidental that his return has helped Alex Smith. He’s much more comfortable and is taking more chances with Fasano out there.

    • Tony Parker

      I Agree buddy, but how about getting “huge play Hemmingway” more involved. This kid is good. I would bench avery and give the kid a shot. don’t think anyone would be disappointed. Hell, even throw Nico out there for a few plays before the big dance.

  • KCMikeG

    Why wouldn’t we have resigned Moeaki instead of letting the Bills get him? We are desperately thin at TE.

    • Tony Parker

      That ship has sailed Mike, when a guy is as injury prone as Moeaki, you just cant take the chance anymore. Besides, we would have to release someone to bring him back on again. That’s a big negative imo. I know he’s good, when healthy, but its not in the best interest of the team.

      • KCMikeG

        So you wouldn’t want him for the last four games over Dominque Jones with a whole 3 catches and 42 yards over 10 games? We just added him instead of Moeaki and dropped Chad Hall who won’t be missed. That’s a gamble I would have preferred for sure.

        • Tony Parker

          I hear what your saying Mike but availability means everything. Tony Mo just, well he could step on a shoelace in pregame warmup and be gone again. with his track record there is no guarantee he would make it through 1 game let alone 4. The injuries at TE are very frustrating and TM is too prone. No need to look at him is all im saying. give someone else a shot, that’s all I’m saying.

  • Chris Herring

    Alex Smith has talked highly of McGrath and i think hes good enough to get the job done this Sunday. Hemmingway is a suprise this year as is Jenkins so i would love to see both of these young men see more snaps, wow Jenkins impressed me with his speed. I like both players going forward and i love the play of the offence as of late, even tho they where losses. But i cant stand these writers still saying (the Chiefs offence needs to improve for them to get back to winning). The Chiefs offence has been great lately, even tho theres room to improve you have to get off the offence and say hey deffence where did you go? I think they will be just fine when Houston returns and if the D from the first 9 game decides to come and play on the same day as the offence we have seen the last few weeks then boy ol boy this team will be something to watch. Am i the only one who has been left speechless with the play of Alex Smith lately? He really suprised me and has really done a better job then i think anyone thought he would. Where did all thos stupid fans that said and quote ( dont pass on Geno Smith hes a franchise QB and Alex is not). Well i will tell you in a few months if Alex is but know Geno isnt. Wow, what Alex has done with his new and fresh start to his career. This weekend the Chiefs get back on track.