Week 13: Wednesday injury report

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wednesday produced the Chiefs’ largest injury report of the season with 17 players listed ahead of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.

Dec. 2, 2015; Kansas City, MO: Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (35) warms up during portion of practice open to the media at the team's indoor training facility. (Credit: Teope)
Dec. 2, 2015; Kansas City, MO: Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (35) warms up during portion of practice open to the media at the team’s indoor training facility. (Credit: Teope)

Safety Eric Berry is the only player without an injury, as Berry missed practice to see a cancer specialist in Atlanta for a routine checkup, which had been planned for months.

Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in late November 2014, and then was declared cancer-free in June after months of treatment.

“This was the day that he could see that physician and it’s about a year out,” head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said. “So it’s nothing out of the ordinary, we’ve known it, Coach (Andy Reid) has known it, (general manager) John (Dorsey) has known it, everybody’s known it.”

The Chiefs list six players with injuries as not practicing: Guard Jeff Allen (ankle), defensive end Mike DeVito (shoulder), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker Justin Houston (knee), rookie center Mitch Morse (concussion) and wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (concussion).

Houston has a hyperextended knee and is considered day-to-day.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the morning walkthrough that Morse and Thomas have not passed the concussion protocol, but that both players were making progress.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs had good news with a host of players who have missed time in recent weeks.

Defensive end Allen Bailey returned to a limited practice after missing three straight games with a calf injury. Left tackle Eric Fisher, who suffered a neck injury in Week 12, also put in a limited practice.

Running back Charcandrick West (hamstring) returned to a full practice after missing Week 12. West should be available barring a setback.

Linebacker Dee Ford put in a full practice for the first time since Week 11 and is on track to make his return. Ford missed two straight games with a back injury suffered during pregame warmups against the San Diego Chargers.

The remaining players to put in a full practice are safety Husain Abdullah (neck), punter Dustin Colquitt (knee), wide receiver Chris Conley (hand), tight end Travis Kelce (groin), linebacker Josh Mauga (heel) and running back Spencer Ware (hamstring).

Oakland lists five players on its initial report, including center Rodney Hudson, who did not practice with an ankle injury.

Wednesday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:


Practice report

Did not participate in practice: OL Jeff Allen (ankle), S Eric Berry (not injury related), DE Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Justin Houston (knee), C Mitch Morse (concussion), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion)
Limited participation: DE Allen Bailey (calf), LT Eric Fisher (neck)
Full participation: S Husain Abdullah (neck), P Dustin Colquitt (knee), WR Chris Conley (hand), LB Dee Ford (back), TE Travis Kelce (groin), LB Josh Mauga (heel), RB Spencer Ware (hamstring), RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)


Did not participate in practice: LB Neiron Ball (knee), C Rodney Hudson (ankle), CB Keith McGill (ankle), S Charles Woodson (shoulder)
Limited participation: RB Taiwan Jones (knee)


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.