The Kansas City Chiefs saw both left guard Joe Thuney and safety Juan Thornhill participating once again in full in practice after injuries last week.
As the Kansas City Chiefs prepared to host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12, new injuries sprang up to take out two starters—one on each side of the ball—as the team got closer to the weekend. In the end, both left guard Joe Thuney and safety Juan Thornhill were made inactive on game day instead of pushing them to play through pain and injuries.
While it’s good that the Chiefs earned the win on Sunday without them, it’s also great to see both players back in practice on Wednesday for the Chiefs. Despite missing Sunday’s game completely, both Thuney and Thornhill were full participants in practice on Wednesday, which means they should be expected to suit up when visiting the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Chiefs were still missing a few players, including wide receiver Kadarius Toney who has missed the last couple of games with a hamstring injury. Head coach Andy Reid said he’s making progress but it’s clear he’s still not ready and it’s hard to see him being ready for the Bengals since he’s not even limited in practice.
Speaking of hamstrings, running back Jerick McKinnon was also out of practice entirely due to a hamstring injury. It also bothered him last week, but the Chiefs still gave him a handful of targets on Sunday against L.A.
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster also missed practice due to an illness while safety Deon Bush was present but limited with an elbow injury.