Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs take on the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. Arrowhead Time
Here is the Chiefs’ first official injury report of the week:
Some notes (plus video)
- As expected, Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill did not practice on Wednesday, won’t play Sunday and the team says it currently considers him “week to week.”
- Patrick Mahomes was a full participant to start the week. Mahomes sprained his left ankle in the Chiefs’ Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mahomes: “It’s feeling better every single day. That’s the biggest thing. That first day after, it was a little sore. Since then, the swelling’s gone down, and I’m able to move around a little bit better, so I’m excited about getting on the practice field and be able to go out there and still get all the reps that I would usually get.”
- Mahomes further downplayed the injury: “If you played sports, you’ve had ankle injuries before, so right when it happened, I knew what it was, but I was glad I was able to get back out there and finish the game and excited about the progress I’ve had so far.”
Here is video of Mahomes warming up on Wednesday with some instant analysis from our in-house injury expert, Aaron Borgmann:
Nope, not comfortable at all with motion, obviously choosing to not even do lateral motion to his right where he has to push off his left in warmup.— Aaron Borgmann (@RehabAllStar) September 11, 2019
Credit to his toughness to even BE at practice. These reps are important and he knows it. Kid is tough.@ArrowheadPride https://t.co/Yj0pSGg7DY
- Raiders head coach Jon Gruden told reporters Wednesday that rookie safety Johnathan Abram is out for the season. Gruden called it a “big blow” to the team. No word yet on who starts alongside Karl Joseph for Oakland on Sunday.
- Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley, who left the field on a cart during Monday Night Football, remarkably practiced for the Raiders in limited fashion on Wednesday. There is actually a chance Conley plays this week. Raiders defensive tackle Corey Liuget was also limited.
- Wide receiver JJ Nelson and offensive lineman Gabe Jackson did not practice for Oakland. Like Abram, Jackson is out Sunday for the Raiders.