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Chiefs’ injury report: Watkins “should make return” vs. Colts, Berry unlikely to do so

Berry missed the last two practices of the week ahead of Saturday’s game

UPDATE: 10:01 a.m. Arrowhead Time

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that there is doubt Eric Berry and Spencer Ware play against the Colts.

UPDATE: 4:51 a.m. Arrowhead Time

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says that while WR Sammy Watkins should make his return to the field, S Eric Berry is unlikely to do so.

Both players are listed as questionable. The only other questionable player for the Chiefs is Spencer Ware. No word on Ware yet.

Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs host the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs on Saturday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium.

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


Some notes

  • Three Chiefs are questionable to play, as expected: Running back Spencer Ware, safety Eric Berry and wide receiver Sammy Watkins. A good note here from our in-house injury expert, Aaron Borgmann:
  • Ware and Watkins were limited at practice all week, while Berry missed the final two practices of the week.
  • Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on Eric Berry: “We’ve kicked him back there a little bit on the last two days, had good work our first day out, with our Wednesday practice that was on a Tuesday ... day by day, same way it’s been throughout the year here. We’ll just see how it all works out.” The Chiefs are reportedly working on “contingency plans.”
  • Reid on Sammy Watkins: “He’s done a nice job. He’s had good work all three days and has looked pretty good ... We’ll see how he finishes up [Thursday] and see how he feels.”
  • Linebacker Dorian O’Daniel won’t play in all likelihood. He is doubtful.
  • The only player ruled out for the Indianapolis Colts is wide receiver Ryan Grant, who had 35 receptions for 334 yards and a touchdown this season.
  • Two Colts—safety Malik Hooker and defensive tackle Denico Autry—are questionable. These are names to watch due to their playtime percentage. Hooker participated in 87 percent of Colts defensive snaps this season, while Autry was in 53 percent of the time. Hooker and Autry participated in 93 percent and 69 percent of snaps for the Colts last week in the wild card game against the Houston Texans, respectively.
  • Defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis, who was injured his knee in the Colts’ regular-season finale and missed last week’s wild card game against the Texans, was originally doubtful, but he has been downgraded to out.
  • It’s worth noting that wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, a critical player for the Colts, did not practice at all this week as he dealt with a lingering ankle injury. He is expected to play on Saturday afternoon.

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