The great thing about having the bye week is that it typically allows NFL players ample time to recover from lingering injuries.
But that’s not necessarily the case for the Chiefs, who will be without four players as they begin to prepare for their Week 11 matchup with the New York Giants on Wednesday.
Allen Bailey, Dee Ford, Tamba Hali and Albert Wilson won’t practice today for the #Chiefs.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) November 15, 2017
Linebacker Dee Ford has not practiced since leaving the October 30 game against the Denver Broncos due to a back injury. Wide receiver Albert Wilson left that same game with a hamstring injury and also hasn’t practiced since. Defensive lineman Allen Bailey suffered an MCL sprain in the Chiefs’ last game against the Dallas Cowboys.
LB Tamba Hali being held out of practice seemed normal by last year’s standards, but reporters questioned Reid on whether or not it should be considered a “setback.”
“A little bit of each,” Reid said. “His knee swelled up a little bit, but we kind of anticipated that. That’s what it has done over the past few years, so we’re just backing up on it and letting it calm down and we’ll go from there.”
Certainly not an ideal injury report off the bye week for the Chiefs.