Week 15: Thursday injury report

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs have a new addition to Thursday’s official NFL Injury Report.

Wide receiver/punt returner Dexter McCluster appears on the list with an ankle injury and designated as not practicing.

Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) defends in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) defends in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs would be in a conundrum at punt returner if McCluster can’t go Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Currently, the Chiefs have used running back Knile Davis and defensive back Quintin Demps on kick returns, and may have to shift one to cover down on punts.

The Chiefs previously had wide receiver Chad Hall on the roster before releasing him last week. Hall has experience returning punts and could be an option to bring back if needed or the team could elevate a player from the practice squad.

Joining McCluster as not practicing is left tackle Branden Albert (knee), who also missed Wednesday’s practice.

Putting in a limited practice for a second straight day are tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) and outside linebacker Justin Houston (elbow).

The Chiefs list cornerback Marcus Cooper (back), center Rodney Hudson (elbow), tight end Sean McGrath (knee), cornerback Ron Parker (shoulder) and fullback Anthony Sherman (knee, ankle) as full participants for a second straight day.

Meanwhile, the Raiders don’t have any adjustments on their injury report from Wednesday.

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Thursday’s official NFL Injury Report, as released by the league:

Kansas City Chiefs

Practice report

Did not practice

Wednesday: T Branden Albert (knee)
Thursday: T Branden Albert (knee), WR Dexter McCluster (ankle)

Limited participation

Wednesday: TE Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow)
Thursday: TE Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow)

Full participation

Wednesday: CB Marcus Cooper (back), C Rodney Hudson (elbow), TE Sean McGrath (knee), CB Ron Parker (shoulder), FB Anthony Sherman (knee, ankle)
Thursday: CB Marcus Cooper (back), C Rodney Hudson (elbow), TE Sean McGrath (knee), CB Ron Parker (shoulder), FB Anthony Sherman (knee, ankle)

Oakland Raiders

Practice report

Did not practice

Wednesday: RB Darren McFadden (ankle), RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee), DT Vance Walker (concussion)
Thursday: RB Darren McFadden (ankle), RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee), DT Vance Walker (concussion)

Limited participation

Wednesday: S Tyvon Branch (ankle), TE Nick Kasa (concussion), WR Denarius Moore (shoulder), LB Sio Moore (neck)
Thursday: S Tyvon Branch (ankle), TE Nick Kasa (concussion), WR Denarius Moore (shoulder), LB Sio Moore (neck)

Full participation

Wednesday: T Khalif Barnes (knee, ankle), G Mike Brisiel (ankle, knee), DE Jason Hunter (foot, finger), RB Rashad Jennings (concussion), T Tony Pashos (foot)
Thursday: T Khalif Barnes (knee, ankle), G Mike Brisiel (ankle, knee), DE Jason Hunter (foot, finger), RB Rashad Jennings (concussion), T Tony Pashos (foot)