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


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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.