Week 6: Friday injury report

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs inside linebacker Josh Mauga (groin, Achilles) and defensive tackle Dontari Poe (ankle) are out for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Mauga, who suffered the groin injury in Week 4, will miss a second straight game after not practicing the entire week. Rookie inside linebacker Ramik Wilson is likely to make another start in place of Mauga.

Poe suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 5, but the Chiefs are in capable hands with defensive tackle Jaye Howard.

Meanwhile, outside linebacker Tamba Hali has a 50-50 chance to play Sunday after not practicing Thursday and Friday with a knee injury. The Chiefs and officially list Hali as questionable.

“He had some swelling in his knee,” coach Andy Reid told reporters after Friday’s practice. “It’s coming down and he should be OK as we go forward here.”

Second-year pro Dee Ford, who took first-team reps in Hali’s absence, should start if Hali can’t go.

The Chiefs list cornerback Jamell Fleming (elbow) and tight ends Travis Kelce (groin, thumb), rookie James O’Shaughnessy (hand) and Brian Parker (finger) as probable.

The Vikings list defensive end Justin Trattou (foot), while wide receiver Mike Wallace (knee) is probable.

Wallace returned to a full practice Friday after being limited on Thursday and not practicing Wednesday.

Friday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OUT: Josh Mauga (groin, Achilles), DT Dontari Poe (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Tamba Hali (knee)
PROBABLE: CB Jamell Fleming (elbow), TE Travis Kelce (groin, neck), TE James O’Shaughnessy (hand), TE Brian Parker (finger)

Practice report

Did not participate in practice:

Wednesday: LB Josh Mauga (groin, Achilles), DT Dontari Poe (ankle)
Thursday: LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Josh Mauga (groin, Achilles), DT Dontari Poe (ankle)
Friday: LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Josh Mauga (groin, Achilles), DT Dontari Poe (ankle)

Full participation:

Wednesday: CB Jamell Fleming (elbow), TE Travis Kelce (groin, neck), TE James O’Shaughnessy (hand)
Thursday: CB Jamell Fleming (elbow), TE Travis Kelce (groin, neck), TE James O’Shaughnessy (hand), TE Brian Parker (finger)
Friday: CB Jamell Fleming (elbow), TE Travis Kelce (groin, neck), TE James O’Shaughnessy (hand), TE Brian Parker (finger)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

OUT: DE Justin Trattou (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Charles Johnson (rib), S Andrew Sendejo (knee)
PROBABLE: TE Rhett Ellison (knee), CB Jabari Price (shoulder), WR Mike Wallace (knee), WR Jarius Wright (shoulder)

Did not participate in practice:

Wednesday: DE Justin Trattou (foot), WR Mike Wallace (knee)
Thursday: DE Justin Trattou (foot)
Friday: DE Justin Trattou (foot)

Limited participation:

Wednesday: WR Charles Johnson (rib), S Andrew Sendejo (knee)
Thursday: TE Rhett Ellison (knee), WR Charles Johnson (rib), S Andrew Sendejo (knee), WR Mike Wallace (knee)
Friday: TE Rhett Ellison (knee), WR Charles Johnson (rib), S Andrew Sendejo (knee)

Full participation:

Wednesday: CB Jabari Price (shoulder), WR Jarius Wright (shoulder)
Thursday: CB Jabari Price (shoulder), WR Jarius Wright (shoulder)
Friday: CB Jabari Price (shoulder), WR Mike Wallace (knee), WR Jarius Wright (shoulder)

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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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