Kendrick Lewis has become a surprisingly key piece for the Kansas City Chiefs. With Lewis in the lineup, they are 7-1. Without him, they are winless. We're not sure if that's a coincidence or if Lewis really is that important but it's a notable stat upon hearing the news that Lewis has been added to the Chiefs injury report on Thursday.
Lewis has an ankle injury, according to the injury report, and was limited. His previous injury was a hamstring so this is something different. We'll see how he progresses. The Chiefs will determine on Friday whether he has a shot of playing.
The rest of the injury report doesn't change.
CB Jackie Bates did not participate with a knee injury. The Chiefs signed CB Mike Richardson on Wednesday and it's looking like Bates' injury is the reason. G Ryan Lilja was limited with a foot injury. He was also limited last week with a foot injury so we'll see if he can play once again. S Jon McGraw practiced in full once again making it three consecutive practices he's been practicing in full.
And then there's CB Brandon Flowers. He left the Chiefs Week 11 victory over the Arizona Cardinals with a hamstring injury and did not practice (or play) at all last week. He was limited on Thursday for the second consecutive day. We're in a wait-and-see period with him when it comes to playing on Sunday.
No WR Dexter McCluster or LT Branden Albert on the injury report once again which is good news. McCluster says he'll be playing this weekend.