Eric Fisher is listed as out for the #Chiefs’ playoff fame against Indy. Tamba Hali is listed as questionable.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 3, 2014
Missing Fisher is not ideal for the Chiefs but they can certainly handle it. Donald Stephenson has proven himself on a few occasions this year while filling in for Fisher and Branden Albert. If Albert or Stephenson go down during the game, Geoff Schwartz would likely move to the tackle and Jon Asamoah would replace Schwartz at guard. But we're getting down to the third team here so that's all up in the air. Let's hope that doesn't happen.
Potentially missing Hali, who has a knee injury, is more of an issue. A couple of the KC Star's reporters tweeted earlier this week that they would be surprised to see Hali miss the game but he is officially listed as questionable. That's 50-50 in the eyes of the NFL so this could go either way. We look at Hali as this tough player but he also hasn't practiced fully in two weeks. That's a long time.
If Hali can't go, Frank Zombo would step in at outside linebacker.
Luckily, the Chiefs are getting Justin Houston back on Saturday, so it won't be a complete disaster at pass rush if Hali can't go. Still, the Chiefs were hoping to have both back on the field together for the first time in nearly six weeks. It'd be a major disappointment if he can't go.
Everyone else on the Chiefs injury report is probable.
Update: More on Tamba
A source told me Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (questionable: knee) participated n t/ team's walkthrough today & barring set backs "plans on playing"— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 3, 2014
The source added Hali's knee feels better than it did in the team's 1st meeting v. the Colts & he's hoping to "play at a high level on Sat."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 3, 2014