KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Monday provided injury updates during his weekly media session.
Among the updates, Reid said running back Jamaal Charles has blisters on both feet, punter Dustin Colquitt has a knee sprain and cornerback Brandon Flowers is still dealing with knee inflammation.
Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) catches a pass during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Reid categorized Charles’ blisters as “pretty extensive,” but added his star rusher “should be OK” as the Chiefs prepare for Week Five’s road contest against for the Tennessee Titans.
Colquitt suffered his injury during Sunday’s win against the New York Giants when a defender hit his right leg during an attempted punt-block, but he continued to play. Reid commended Colquitt’s ability to shake off the injury.
“Sometimes punters and kickers get a bad rap about toughness,” Reid said, “But this kid is a tough nut.”
The Chiefs will continue to evaluate Flowers, who did not play on Sunday against the Giants.
“We’ll just see how that goes,” Reid said.
Rookie right tackle Eric Fisher sustained the concussion and did not return to the field for the second half. Backup offensive lineman Donald Stephenson finished the contest in Fisher’s place.
Reid admitted uncertainty as to the extent of Fisher’s concussion, but appeared optimistic it wasn’t severe.
“It didn’t look like it was too bad,” Reid said. “He was feeling pretty good after the game.”