Week 7: Friday injury report

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Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) during pregame introductions at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) during pregame introductions at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Strong safety Eric Berry’s return to the starting lineup remains in limbo.

The Chiefs list Berry, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 2, as out for Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers.

Berry practiced Monday and Wednesday, but missed the past two days.

“He tried it the other day,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday. “He couldn’t go. I mean, he’s trying his heart out to get this thing, get it right, and it’s just not feeling right, so we backed off.”

Ron Parker will start his fourth straight game in place of Berry. Parker currently ranks second on the team with 26 tackles (24 solo).

The Chiefs also list cornerback Chris Owens (knee) as out. Reid declined to say who would assume the primary nickel role between rookie cornerback Phillip Gaines (concussion) and cornerback Jamell Fleming.

Gaines is listed as probable and he practiced fully the entire week.

Meanwhile, running back Cyrus Gray (hand) returned to practice Friday after missing the past two days. The Chiefs list Gray as questionable.

The Chiefs also list cornerback Sean Smith (groin) as questionable. Smith put in a full practice for two straight days, so he’ll likely play.

The Chargers list xx on the final injury report with cornerback Brandon Flowers (groin) as questionable.

Flowers returned to a limited practice Friday after missing the past two days.

Friday’s official NFL Injury Report as released by the Chiefs:

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OUT: WR Donnie Avery (groin), S Eric Berry (ankle), CB Chris Owens (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Cyrus Gray (knee), CB Sean Smith (groin)
PROBABLE: CB Phillip Gaines (concussion)

Practice report

Did not participate in practice

Wednesday: RB Cyrus Gray (hand), CB Chris Owens (knee)
Thursday: S Eric Berry (ankle), RB Cyrus Gray (hand), CB Chris Owens (knee)
Friday: S Eric Berry (ankle), CB Chris Owens (knee)

Limited participation

Wednesday: S Eric Berry (ankle), CB Sean Smith (groin)

Full participation

Wednesday: CB Phillip Gaines (concussion)
Thursday: CB Phillip Gaines (concussion), CB Sean Smith (groin)
Friday: CB Phillip Gaines (concussion), RB Cyrus Gray (hand), CB Sean Smith (groin)

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

OUT: RB Donald Brown (concussion), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), LB Manti Te’o (foot)
DOUBTFUL: LB Jerry Attaochu (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Brandon Flowers (groin), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), OLB Cordarro Law (ankle), CB Jason Verrett (shoulder)
PROBABLE: T D.J. Fluker (ankle), C/G Rich Ohrnberger (back), WR Eddie Royal (elbow), LB Reggie Walker (ankle), CB Shareece Wright (knee)

Practice report

Did not participate in practice

Wednesday: LB Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), RB Donald Brown (concussion), CB Brandon Flowers (groin), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), LB Manti Te’o (foot)
Thursday: LB Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), RB Donald Brown (concussion), CB Brandon Flowers (groin), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), C/G Rich Ohrnberger (back), LB Manti Te’o (foot)
Friday: LB Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), RB Donald Brown (concussion), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), LB Manti Te’o (foot)

Limited participation

Wednesday: CB Jason Verrett (shoulder), CB Shareece Wright (knee)
Thursday: CB Jason Verrett (shoulder)
Friday: CB Brandon Flowers (groin), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), CB Jason Verrett (shoulder)

Full participation

Wednesday: T D.J. Fluker (ankle), OLB Cordarro Law (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (elbow), LB Reggie Walker (ankle)
Thursday: T D.J. Fluker (ankle), OLB Cordarro Law (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (elbow), LB Reggie Walker (ankle), CB Shareece Wright (knee)
Friday: T D.J. Fluker (ankle), OLB Cordarro Law (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (elbow), C/G Rich Ohrnberger (back), LB Reggie Walker (ankle), CB Shareece Wright (knee)