WR Avery, LB Houston injury updates

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs coach Andy Reid provided injury updates during his Monday media session.

Reid said wide receiver Donnie Avery suffered a shoulder contusion during Sunday’s 26-17 win against the Tennessee Titans. Avery did not finish the contest.

Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery (17) catches a pass in front of Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery (17) catches a pass in front of Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

“We’ll just see how he does here in the next couple of days,” Reid said.

The reigning AFC West Defensive Player of the Month, linebacker Justin Houston, also didn’t come out unscathed from Sunday’s physical contest.

Reid said the third-year linebacker “took a shot to the neck and head,” but added Houston “seems to be OK.”

Right tackle Eric Fisher continues to recover from a concussion suffered in Week Four’s contest against the New York Giants. Fisher did not play against the Titans and Reid said the rookie starter is “being tested and going through all the protocols.”

Second-year offensive lineman Donald Stephenson drew the start in Fisher’s place against the Titans.

Meanwhile, the two tight ends who started the season No. 1 and No. 2 on the depth chart continue to deal with their respective injuries.

Reid said starter Anthony Fasano, who hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury in Week Two against the Dallas Cowboys, is making progress.

However, Reid indicated there’s still room for improvement.

“If we had to practice today, he wouldn’t be able to practice,” Reid said of Fasano.

Reid said rookie tight end Travis Kelce is also still working through his knee injury, which he categorized as a “bone bruise.”