KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs defensive back D.J. White sustained a fractured hand during the team’s 27-21 win over New Orleans on Sunday, according to coach Andy Reid.
“He had in X-rayed on Monday, and actually had surgery on it,” Reid said. “He’ll be out for this game, then we’ll just see as far as his status goes down the road.”
The team did not place the rookie from Georgia Tech on injured reserve. Reid said the injury differed from the broken hand suffered last week by linebacker Justin March-Lillard, whom the team did place on injured reserve.
“It’s a different situation,” Reid said. “We’ll just take it and see how he does.”
White filled in for fellow cornerback Phillip Gaines against the Saints. Gaines missed the game after developing inflammation in his knee during the week six matchup at Oakland. The team hopes Gaines will be available for this Sunday’s game at Indianapolis.
Gaines and running back Jamaal Charles both played limited roles in Wednesday’s practice.
Tackle Mitchell Schwartz, continuing to nurse a sprained ankle, did not practice. Neither did linebacker Tamba Hali, who often sits out Wednesday practice.
Linebacker Justin Houston started his second week of practice while working to return from the physically unable to perform list. But Reid doesn’t expect the veteran linebacker to be back in football condition for this week’s game.
“I would probably bet against that,” Reid said. “He’s going to come out here and work and just keep getting better. I wouldn’t anticipate him playing – no.”