Injury Report: Junior Hemingway Misses Second Day Of Practice


The Kansas City Chiefs are heading into their final day of practice before they Sunday night showdown with the Denver Broncos. As of this morning, things don’t look so good for Junior Hemingway joining the fight.

Hemingway missed his second straight day of practice due to a concussion he suffered in the loss to the Oakland Raiders last Thursday. Even with the extra bit of time off, Hemingway still was not cleared to practice. Hemingway missing Sunday’s game may make things complicated again at wide receiver.

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Not only is Hemingway probably out for Sunday, but Donnie Avery was limited in practice on Thursday after participating in full on Wednesday. How much of that is just to protect him after going through a full practice for the first time in … forever? … is unknown. If he misses Sunday, that means the Chiefs will be shorthanded at wide receiver for the third straight game, a position group that is already ‘limited’ to begin with.

Things at defensive back are also looking a little shaky. Sean Smith has been dealing with a groin issue all season and is still listed on the injury report despite practicing in full. Chris Owns and Jamell Fleming, both of whom have been out for multiple games, each practiced but were limited. Fleming is a bit more nerve racking because he was a full participant on Wednesday before being downgraded on Thursday. Friday is going to be a big day for both of them.

Finally, some good news. Defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson, tight end Anthony Fasano, and punter Dustin Colquitt were each upgraded for on Thursday. Vickerson and Fasano moved up from not practicing at all on Wednesday to being a limited participant while Colquitt practiced in full after being limited. Who says the Chiefs never get any good injury news, eh?!

To wrap things up, tackle Donald Stephenson and linebacker Tamba Hali were both listed on the injury report. Hali was limited but he’s been limited for what seems like the entire season. Stephenson was a full participant.

Aside from those 10 guys and the 10 players on injured reserve, the Chiefs are completely healthy.