KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs list nine players on the initial injury report for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium.
The report carries good news, as all players who have missed recent games practiced either in a limited fashion or full participation.
Starting tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) returned to a full practice and appears set to return to the lineup since suffering his injuries in Week 13.
Listed as limited are starting left tackle Branden Albert (knee), starting outside linebacker Justin Houston (elbow) and wide receiver Dexter McCluster (ankle).
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said during Wednesday’s media session that Albert worked with the scout team last week.
As for this week, Reid indicated they’ll continue to evaluate Albert, who hyperextended his knee in Week 13, and not rush him back to action.
“He’s doing better,” Reid said. “But we’ll ease him back in and see how he does with his knee.”
The same applies for Houston, who hasn’t played since injuring his elbow in Week 12.
“He’ll take some reps and see what he can do with the defense,” Reid said. “We’ll gauge really how he feels.”
Reid said McCluster’s ankle remains “a little bit sore,” but the coach sounded optimistic.
“The infection is under control and actually doing very well,” Reid said. “We’ll gauge on what he can do.”
Meanwhile, the Chiefs also list starting right tackle Eric Fisher (shoulder), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (shoulder), linebacker Nico Johnson (ankle), tight end Sean McGrath (knee) and cornerback Ron Parker (shoulder) as full participants.
Fisher aggravated his shoulder in Week 15 and did not finish the game against the Oakland Raiders. But seeing him as a full participant this early in the week is a good indication he’ll be ready for Sunday barring a setback.
Meanwhile, the Colts list 13 players on their initial injury report.
Wednesday’s official NFL Injury Report, as released by the league:
Did not practice
Wednesday: LB Daniel Adongo (hamstring), S Sergio Brown (groin), RB Stanley Havili (knee), DT Montori Hughes (knee), DT Ricky Jean Francois (foot), T Jeff Linkenbach (quadricep), LB Robert Mathis (not injury related), G Joe Reitz (concussion), G Hugh Thornton (neck)
Wednesday: C Samson Satele (elbow)
Wednesday: WR LaVon Brazill (foot), RB Donald Brown (neck), CB Gregory Toler (groin)
Kansas City Chiefs
Wednesday: T Branden Albert (knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow), WR Dexter McCluster (ankle)
Wednesday: TE Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), T Eric Fisher (shoulder), LB James-Michael Johnson (shoulder), LB Nico Johnson (ankle), TE Sean McGrath (knee), CB Ron Parker (shoulder)