KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There’s a big name on Wednesday’s injury report, but it’s not a surprise as the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for Sunday’s home opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
Running back Jamaal Charles, who suffered a quadriceps injury during last week’s win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, is listed as not practicing on the official NFL Injury Report.
Still, the Chiefs in all likelihood won’t press Charles and may be saving him for later in the week.
Coach Andy Reid on Monday characterized Charles’ condition as a “quad contusion” and indicated the star running back had full range of motion.
“He is moving around today,” Reid told reporters about Charles during his Monday media session . “He’s OK.”
Two days later, Reid remained optimistic.
“He could be OK for the game,” Reid said during his Wednesday media session. “We’ll just see how it all works out.”
For the other players listed on the report, rookie tight end Travis Kelce, who is battling a knee injury, was a limited participant. The Chiefs list safety Husain Abdullah (foot), right guard Jon Asamoah (calf), linebacker Nico Johnson (ankle), linebacker Dezman Moses (toe), and offensive tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder) as full participants.
Getting Johnson back on the practice field offers good news since he missed the season opener.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys list seven players on the initial report, notably quarterback Tony Romo (ribs) and wide receiver Dez Bryant (foot). Both players are listed as full participants.
Wednesday’s official NFL Injury Report as released by the league:
Kansas City Chiefs
Did not participate in practice: RB Jamaal Charles (quadricep)
Limited participation: TE Travis Kelce (knee)
Full participation: S Husain Abdullah (foot), G Jon Asamoah (calf), LB Nico Johnson (ankle), LB Dezman Moses (toe), T Donald Stephenson (shoulder)
Did not participate in practice: LB Ernie Sims (groin)
Limited participation: CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), DE Anthony Spencer (knee)
Full participation: WR Dez Bryant (foot), RB Lance Dunbar (foot), S Danny McCray (hamstring), QB Tony Romo (ribs)