Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid took the podium early Monday afternoon as the team begins preparation for the Indianapolis Colts. The Chiefs host the Colts in the Divisional Round on Saturday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium.
The main topic on the minds of Chiefs fans, of course, is the injury statuses of some of the more important players on the roster—safety Eric Berry, right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif running back Spencer Ware and wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
“As far as the injuries go, guys are making progress,” Reid said. “Sammy, Eric, Spence—they’re all headed forward. Larry’s making progress.”
Duvernay-Tardif returned to the practice field from injured reserve back on December 26, giving the Chiefs until January 16 to determine whether they will add him to the active roster.
“We’ve got a little bit of time here with Larry to just see how he does this week,” Reid said. “Not until after this game do we have to declare anything.”
Duvernay-Tardif could technically play against the Colts this weekend if the Chiefs deem him ready.
After playing Weeks 15 and 16, Berry (heel) missed the Chiefs’ final game against the Oakland Raiders, Watkins (foot) has not played since Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams and Ware (hamstring) hasn’t played since the team’s Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Chiefs’ first official injury report comes out after practice on Tuesday, so more clarity on their statuses for the Colts should come then.