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Chiefs’ final injury report vs. Rams: Sammy Watkins is questionable to play

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Watkins missed Friday and Saturday practices for the Chiefs.

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Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs travel to face the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Coliseum this Monday night.

Here is the Chiefs’ final official injury report of the week, with official injury designations:

Rams

Some notes

  • Sammy Watkins did not practice for the second day in a row on Saturday due to his foot injury.
  • Andy Reid on Watkins: “He tested it out (on Thursday). He was testing it out and we just kind of felt like we needed to back off and just let it rest here a little bit. We will see. Every day has gotten a little bit better, so that’s a plus.”
  • Eric Berry (heel) is once again doubtful and Mitch Morse (concussion) is once again out. Monday will mark 100 days in which Berry has not practiced or played in a game.
  • Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is out for the season. The Rams are otherwise healthy.

Analysis

Eric Berry, Mitch Morse

No change.

Anthony Hitchens, Marcus Kemp, Derrick Nnadi

Normal football maintenance. With FP designation, nothing to worry about here.

Patrick Mahomes

As we spoke about earlier in the week, you never like to see QB1 on injury report, especially all week. I thought I actually saw this injury happen—I’m not sure, however. No missed time, no real noticeable difference except for a play or two after. My guess is this is some sort of contusion where he got stepped on or a very mild sprain of his foot. Again, zero concern here overall.

Sammy Watkins

This is an interesting case. We saw in the game that he was injured that there was a taping technique being applied to him at the time of injury. This type of technique known as “Low-Dye” is used for support in several issues, but since the injury designation is “foo,”, my assumption is that this could be a mild foot sprain that the team is being cautious with. While there are other possibilities, this seems most likely given what we know. Given the fact that the player practiced on a limited basis earlier in the week and the comments presented to the media, I would guess the team is being precautionary and did not wish the condition to worsen throughout the week. With the now-known questionable designation, the team must guard against the player having a setback. However, it seems the chances are that this player suits up and goes for the team in some capacity.