Three Kansas City Chiefs players did not practice as the team prepares to face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Junior Hemingway and Allen Bailey have a concussion while Mike McGlynn has a quad injury. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said all three are making progress.
Missing Bailey would be a bit of an issue for the Chiefs as he has developed into their second best defensive lineman. It's not like the Chiefs and their run defense can afford to be missing defensive linemen at this point.
Meanwhile, McGlynn was replaced by Jeff Linkenbach when he left the game last week.
Fasano returned last week after an injury but did not play his usual full time slate of snaps with Travis Kelce playing more instead. Keep an eye on that again this week.
Note that Donnie Avery was limited in practice. The KC Star's Terez Paylor wondered in his rewatch of the game if Avery was completely healthy because he didn't seem to have the same juice (that's a Terez word).
Another injury to note is Josh Mauga. He missed a few plays last week vs. Denver that made me think he was hurt and sure enough Reid said after the game he had back spasms. It's good that he's a full participant at this point though.
Here is the Wednesday injury report.
Did not practice
WR Junior Hemingway (concussion)
DE Allen Bailey (concussion)
G Mike McGlynn (quad)
LB Tamba Hali (knee)
WR Donnie Avery (groin)
TE Anthony Fasano (knee)
RB Jamaal Charles (knee)
P Dustin Colquitt (right calf)
CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring)
LB Dee Ford (quad)
LB James-Michael Johnson (back / knee)
Josh Mauga (back)
CB Chris Owens (knee)
CB Sean Smith (groin)