Week 11: Wednesday injury report

Nov. 18, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs safety Tyvon Branch (27) joins defensive backs for individual position drills during portion of practice open to the media. (Credit: Teope)

Nov. 18, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs safety Tyvon Branch (27) joins defensive backs for individual position drills during portion of practice open to the media. (Credit: Teope)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs began preparations for Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers without four starters.

Starting left guard Ben Grubbs (neck), defensive end Allen Bailey (calf), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Grubbs, in particular, has already been ruled out for Week 11’s game.

The Chiefs continue to take it easy on Hali during the part of practice much in the same fashion from past weeks.

“Just keeping kind of the same schedule he’s had here,” coach Andy Reid said after the morning walkthrough.

The Chiefs had good news on safety Tyvon Branch, who suffered a foot injury in Week 10.

Branch practiced Wednesday in a limited fashion, as did rookie linebacker Ramik Wilson, who is still dealing with an ankle injury from Week 6.

Tight end Travis Kelce (groin) put in a full practice.

The Chargers list 12 players on their initial report, which includes tight end Antonio Gates, who was limited with a knee injury.

Wednesday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OUT: G Ben Grubbs (neck)

Practice report

Did not participate in practice: DE Allen Bailey (calf), LB Tamba Hali (knee), CB Sean Smith (knee)
Limited participation: S Tyvon Branch (foot, thigh), LB Ramik Wilson (ankle)
Full participation: TE Travis Kelce (groin)

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

Did not participate in practice: WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder), TE Ladarius Green (ankle)
Limited participation: D.J. Fluker (illness), G Orlando Franklin (knee), TE Antonio Gates (knee), DT Corey Liuget (foot), LB Manti Te’o (ankle)
Full participation: T King Dunlap (ankle), LB Kyle Emanuel (concussion), LB Denzel Perryman (biceps), S Darrell Stuckey (hamstring), CB Jason Verrett (groin)

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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