Reports that Kansas City Chiefs starting cornerback Kendall Fuller would have hand surgery surfaced Friday morning, and although Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed those reports Monday, it does not appear Fuller will miss much time, if any at all.
“Kendall Fuller did have surgery on his hand, he’s doing well,” Reid told the local media on Monday. “This is a short-term thing, so there’s a good chance he has an opportunity to play in the game coming up (against Seattle) here.”
Fuller suffered the hand injury in the game against the Baltimore Ravens, causing him to wear a wrap against Los Angeles and then needing the surgery Friday.
“He was able to function pretty good,” Reid added.
Other injury updates
ERIC BERRY (heel)
Berry saw his first action of the season last Thursday night—30 defensive snaps against the Los Angeles Chargers, all in the first half.
“Eric Berry made it through the game well,” Reid said. We got him up to the halftime mark, which we talked about that after the game there. He came back and he feels good now, so that’s a plus... He’ll continue to increase time and we’ll see how that goes.”
It is safe to say the Chiefs may have won the game Thursday had Berry been able to play in the second half.
SAMMY WATKINS (foot)
Watkins first injured his foot during the Week 9 game against the Cleveland Browns. He did not play Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals and saw only five snaps in the Monday night game against the Los Angeles Rams.
He missed the next three games.
“Sammy’s continuing to make progress in the right direction,” Reid said. “Can’t tell you exactly what his status is. It’s a day-to-day deal, so we’ll see.”
CAM ERVING (knee)
Erving injured his foot against the Baltimore Ravens and did not play against the Los Angeles Chargers.
“Cam Erving, same thing (as under injuries) with Cam,” Reid said. “Cam is making good progress but feeling pretty good.”
SPENCER WARE (hamstring)
Ware injured his hamstring against the Baltimore Ravens and did not play against the Los Angeles Chargers.
“He’s making progress with his hamstring,” Reid said. “That was a primary thing. He tweaked it. It’s not a severe hamstring but just enough he couldn’t open up for the game. He’s making progress there. We’ll just have to see on that. Day to day.”