The Kansas City Chiefs can ill afford much more in the way of injuries in a season that’s claimed season-ending effects on the likes of Jamaal Charles, Matt Cassel, Eric Berry, Tony Moeaki and Brandon Siler. Luckily the injury report for the Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers features a shorter list than what other teams are dealing with. While there are definitely players hurting (it’s the week to week grind of the NFL, after all), it could be worse.
Glenn Dorsey heads the list of those injured, but since he’s practicing it seems the defensive end will return to the field this week. Ryan Lilja, however, might not. The guard has been limited this week and losing him along the line brings Rodney Hudson and Jon Asamoah out as the Chiefs starters — a sign of things to come, most likely, given the high draft investment and youth involved.
Here’s this week’s report:
DID NOT PRACTICE: Guard Ryan Lilja (head, out)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE: Safety Jon McGraw (knee, questionable), defensive end Glenn Dorsey (knee, questionable) and linebacker Demorrio Williams (groin, questionable)