Week 2: Thursday injury report

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs running back Spencer Ware returned to practice Thursday in preparations for Sunday’s game at Houston, but the team continues missing two of its starting offensive linemen.

The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line prepares to take a snap during Sunday afternoon's overtime win over the Chargers, 33-27, at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line prepares to take a snap during Sunday afternoon’s overtime win over the Chargers, 33-27, at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin also appeared on the team’s practice report but it is not injury related. Maclin missed practice for personal reasons, but spoke with reporters in the locker before leaving the team’s training complex.

Starting offensive guards Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Parker Ehinger both missed practice Thursday. Duvernay-Tardif suffered an high-ankle sprain during last weekend’s game against San Diego. The rookie Ehinger sustained a concussion during practice Wednesday.

The team expects to provide an status update Friday for both players and their availability for Sunday’s game.

J.J. Watt remained limited in practice for the Texans but is expected to play. The Texans will play without tackle Duane Brown (knee) and linebacker Brian Cushing (knee).

Former Chiefs and current Texans guard Jeff Allen remained limited in practice but also appears likely to play Sunday.

Thursday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:

HOUSTON TEXANS

Practice report

Did not participate in practice: T Duane Brown (knee) and ILB Brian Cushing (knee)
Limited participation: G Jeff Allen (calf), J.J. Watt (back), Christian Covington (groin) and Derek Newton (knee)
Full participation: OLB John Simon and FB Jay Prosch (ankle)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Practice report

Did not participate in practice: WR Jeremy Maclin (personal), G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle), G Parker Ehinger (concussion) and LB Sam Barrington (hamstring)
Limited participation: RB Jamaal Charles (knee) and LB Tamba Hali (knee)
Full participation: RB Spencer Ware (toe)

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Matt Derrick is the lead beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and the Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @MattDerrick.


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