Chiefs Get Good Injury News For Once
By Ben Nielsen
Hey, a game finished and we didn’t lose any players for the season or for an extended period of time! PROGRESS!
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Andy Reid said at his press conference this afternoon the team is coming out of the Miami game healthy and without any significant injuries. This is good news as the Chiefs came out of their first two regular season games with injuries to significant players on both sides of the ball. Getting out of a game in one piece seems like a miracle at this point.
Further, we have updates on Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, and De’Anthony Thomas. First, the Chiefs will not practice today, Tuesday, or Wednesday given that their next game is on a Monday night. Typically the Chiefs practice Wednesday thru Friday on regular weeks but with the extra day the Chiefs will bump everything an extra day to Thursday thru Saturday. This schedule change should give everyone an extra day to rest and heal.
The extra day should be beneficial to Charles, Berry, and Thomas, too. All three are said to be making progress and expected to be at practice on Thursday. To what degree they will participate in practice and what that means for their status next Monday is unknown.
Of those three players Charles would seem like the best bet to return against the New England Patriots. Charles tested out the ankle before Sunday’s game in Miami and was listed as questionable last week in the injury report. One would think that would be a good indicator that he is not too far away from returning.
DAT practiced once last week before the Chiefs shut him down again. Thomas seemed pretty positive on his Twitter account today about the potential of him returning to action.
Berry’s progress is a little less known but it is a good sign he will be joining Charles and DAT in returning to practice on Thursday.