The Chiefs were missing Dorian O’Daniel and Bashaud Breeland in Wednesday’s practice.
The Kansas City Chiefs are back to practice on Wednesday as they prepare to host the Denver Broncos in Arrowhead Stadium in Week 13, and the only injuries of note, according to head coach Andy Reid, were Dorian O’Daniel and Bashaud Breeland.
Breeland, a veteran cornerback, was reportedly ill with a stomach virus while O’Daniel, a third-year linebacker, was still sitting with a sprained ankle.
Breeland’s injury is likely nothing to worry about given that he’s not placed on the COVID/reserve list. If it is something lingering like the flu or otherwise, it’s possible he could sit out a game, but until Reid says otherwise, expect Breeland to be able to play against the Broncos. Breeland has stepped back into a starting role outside in the secondary ever since his return from a four-game suspension to start the year, and his absence would be notable even against Denver.
As for O’Daniel, he left during the team’s most recent win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12 with the ankle injury. The team designated him as questionable to return early in that game, and it’s unclear whether or not he will be ready to roll by Sunday. O’Daniel is primarily a special teams only player at this stage.
As for other injuries, the Chiefs are still easing L’Jarius Sneed back into his role in the defense after he started the season as a boundary corner. They’re also hoping to get All-Pro right tackle Mitchell Schwartz back at some point soon. Schwartz has missed every game since he left in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills with back pain.
The Chiefs host the Broncos on Sunday night at 7:20 p.m. C.T.