The Kansas City Chiefs issued on Thursday an injury report identical to Wednesday's edition. G Ryan Lilja (hand) practiced in full and appears on track to return this week. WR Dexter McCluster (ankle) and S Kendrick Lewis (hamstring) were limited. Lewis is talking as if he'll play this week so his injury must not be too big of a deal. McCluster still seems unlikely to play. He didn't practice at all last week.
To sum it up: It's looking good on Lilja and Lewis playing Sunday while McCluster is still a question mark. Initial reports from Nick Wright said he'd be out multiple weeks. He's been limited for five consecutive practices.
The Chiefs' three players on Thursday's injury report was nothing compared to the Oakland Raiders nine. It continues a season long trend of the Chiefs being healthier than their opponent (or at least putting less players on the injury report).
The two big names on the Raiders injury report are CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who has been reported to have a high ankle sprain. He didn't practice (again) on Thursday but head coach Tom Cable isn't ready to rule him out. TE Zach Miller didn't practice and Cable suggested on Thursday he would be questionable. He's having a really good season to this point so he's someone to keep an eye on. It also looks like the Chiefs won't be seeing big John Henderson.
The biggest loss in this group would be Asomugha for the Raiders. He's among the best in the NFL and a big part of the Raiders man-to-man defense. He's the type of guy that eliminates half the field so his absence would really benefit the Chiefs.