While the Kansas City Chiefs have suffered through plenty of injuries all year long, only guard Andrew Wylie is missing practice so far this week.
The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing to get on a plane and head to Chicago to take on the Bears in the penultimate game of the year. Fortunately, there are very few walking wounded these days compared to the rest of this regular season as only Andrew Wylie is sitting out practice for K.C.
While the Chiefs have sustained their fair share of season-ending injuries in 2019, most recently to defensive end Alex Okafor, only Wylie, the team’s starting left guard, missed the team’s practice on Wednesday. That’s great news for a team that has been missing several players each week on both sides of the ball—from reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes to Pro Bowlers Frank Clark, Tyreek Hill, and Chris Jones.
Wylie went down with an ankle injury earlier this year in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts during Week 5. The lineman went on to miss the next three weeks and returned in Week 9, a span of time in which the Chiefs were also missing left tackle Eric Fisher and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Even right tackle Mitchell Schwartz‘s consecutive snaps played streak ended at midseason. Fortunately Wylie has been upright and starting since his return against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Chiefs injury report reveals that the ankle is still problematic for Wylie, but he’s also been given an injury designation of illness and shoulder as well, likely meaning that the 25-year-old is feeling pretty miserable at this point in the season.
If Wylie is unable to go, the Chiefs would likely turn to veteran backup Stefen Wisniewski to take his place.
Running back Damien Williams, cornerback Rashad Fenton and fellow corner Morris Claiborne all returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the team’s last game in Week 15.