Week 14: Friday injury report

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The San Diego Chargers won’t have to worry about Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (knee) in Sunday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium.

Nov. 22, 2015; San Diego; Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) intercepts a pass thrown by San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) at Qualcomm Stadium. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Nov. 22, 2015; San Diego; Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) intercepts a pass thrown by San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) at Qualcomm Stadium. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

The Chiefs ruled Houston as out, marking the second straight game the All-Pro linebacker will miss after he suffered a hyperextended knee in Week 12. Second-year pro Dee Ford should draw the start in Houston’s place for another week.

The Chiefs also ruled out a trio of players recovering from concussions: Safety Husain Abdullah, defensive end Mike DeVito and wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas.

Defensive end Allen Bailey (calf, probable) practiced in full the entire week and his anticipated return after missing four straight games softens the blow for a defensive line without DeVito.

Thomas hasn’t played since suffering his concussion in Week 11. The Chiefs are likely to continue using running back Knile Davis as the kickoff returner, while wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr., should handle punt returns with Thomas out.

Guard Jeff Allen (questionable) after putting in a limited practice for a third straight day.

The Chiefs list rookie center Mitch Morse (concussion), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), punter Dustin Colquitt (right knee) and tight end Travis Kelce (groin) as probable.

Morse should be back in the starting lineup after not playing in Week 13.

The Chargers list four players as out, including cornerback Brandon Flowers (knee).

Friday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

OUT: CB Brandon Flowers (knee), WR Dontrelle Inman (neck), WR Stevie Johnson (groin), DT Corey Liuget (foot)
DOUBTFUL: DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: G D.J. Fluker (concussion)
PROBABLE: T King Dunlap (ankle), TE Ladarius Green (ankle), T Chris Hairston (abdomen), QB Philip Rivers (foot), CB Steve Williams (concussion)

Did not participate in practice:

Wednesday: CB Brandon Flowers (knee), WR Dontrelle Inman (neck), WR Stevie Johnson (groin), NT Sean Lissemore (shoulder), DT Corey Liuget (foot)
Thursday: CB Brandon Flowers (knee), WR Dontrelle Inman (neck), WR Stevie Johnson (groin), DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder), DT Corey Liuget (foot)
Friday: CB Brandon Flowers (knee), WR Dontrelle Inman (neck), WR Stevie Johnson (groin), DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder), DT Corey Liuget (foot)

Limited participation:

Wednesday: T King Dunlap (ankle), QB Philip Rivers (foot), LB Manti Te’o (not injury related)
Friday: G D.J. Fluker (concussion)

Full participation:

Wednesday: G D.J. Fluker (concussion), TE Ladarius Green (ankle), G/T Chris Hairston (abdomen), CB Steve Williams (concussion)
Thursday: T King Dunlap (ankle), G D.J. Fluker (concussion), TE Ladarius Green (ankle), T Chris Hairston (abdomen), QB Philip Rivers (foot), LB Manti Te’o (not injury related), CB Steve Williams (concussion
Friday: T King Dunlap (ankle), TE Ladarius Green (ankle), T Chris Hairston (abdomen), QB Philip Rivers (foot), CB Steve Williams (concussion)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OUT: S Husain Abdullah (concussion), DE Mike DeVito (concussion), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: G Jeff Allen (ankle)
PROBABLE: DE Allen Bailey (calf), P Dustin Colquitt (right knee), LB Tamba Hali (knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), C Mitch Morse (concussion)

Practice report

Did not participate in practice:

Wednesday: S Husain Abdullah (concussion), DE Mike Devito (concussion, shoulder), LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion)
Thursday: S Husain Abdullah (concussion), DE Mike Devito (concussion, shoulder), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion)
Friday: S Husain Abdullah (concussion), DE Mike Devito (concussion, shoulder), LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion)

Limited participation:

Wednesday: G Jeff Allen (ankle)
Thursday: G Jeff Allen (ankle)
Friday: G Jeff Allen (ankle)

Full participation:

Wednesday: DE Allen Bailey (calf), P Dustin Colquitt (right knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), C Mitch Morse (concussion)
Thursday: DE Allen Bailey (calf), P Dustin Colquitt (right knee), LB Tamba Hali (knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), C Mitch Morse (concussion)
Friday: DE Allen Bailey (calf), P Dustin Colquitt (right knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), C Mitch Morse (concussion)

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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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