The Kansas City Chiefs are dealing with a couple of injuries in the backfield heading into Week 9's contest against the Miami Dolphins. Per Chiefs reporter Matt Derrick, the team has brought in some reinforcements with the elevation of running back La'Mical Perine from the team's practice squad heading into the weekend.
The Chiefs are scheduled to face the Dolphins in a game on early Sunday morning in the U.S. That's because the teams are playing at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Chiefs elevated Perine from the practice squad in time to play in Week 9.
Coming into the game, the Chiefs are dealing with injuries at primarily two positions: linebacker and running back. At the former, Nick Bolton is injured with a dislocated wrist that has him on injured reserve, and it's possible that Willie Gay will join him on the sidelines on Sunday with a lower back injury.
At running back, the Chiefs already announced they will be without Clyde Edwards-Helaire coming into the game due to an illness. Since the team had yet to travel overseas for the game, it made sense to leave Edwards-Helaire at home in order to keep anything from spreading through the roster.
In addition to Edwards-Helaire's sickness, veteran running back Jerick McKinnon has been nursing a groin injury for the last couple of weeks. It's limited him in practice before games, but he was able to play last week in the loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 8.