The Kansas City Chiefs have released their latest injury report on Friday, and a few names have been added to the list after being limited in practice (or missing it entirely) including right tackle Mike Remmers and cornerback Charvarius Ward.
The Chiefs are preparing to take on the visiting New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 8, a game in which they are heavily favored. However, injuries are going to tell a big part of the story since the Giants and Chiefs are both dealing with considerable injuries. Now the Chiefs have a few more faces to worry about alongside other players who’ve continued to sit out of practice including defensive linemen Chris Jones and Khalen Saunders.
Remmers has started at right tackle for the Chiefs for each of the last two weeks after Lucas Niang went down with an injury. The Chiefs look inclined to stick with the veteran, but if Remmers is injured or having to work through something, Niang is an easy substitution to make—a luxury for the Chiefs who have a very deep offensive front.
As for Ward, he returned last week and looked solid in his first game action since Week 2. He’s been dealing with a quad injury for most of the season—an unfortunate development for the Chiefs and also personally given that he’s in a contract year. Ward was limited on Friday after being just fine in practice on Thursday, so it will be something to watch for both players.
Tyrann Mathieu was ill on Friday so he was not at practice, but he was active on Twitter so there’s little reason, as of now, to think he might be forced to sit out the game on Monday.
You can see the complete injury report for the Chiefs here.