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Andy Reid provides Chiefs’ injury updates — with one addition

The Chiefs’ first injury report of the week will be out on Wednesday. Here is what we know for now.

NFL: AFC Divisional Round-Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid provided a few injury updates during his Zoom media availability on Monday. The Chiefs came out of their win against the Houston Texans with three injuries of note — cornerback Charvarius Ward fractured his hand, defensive tackle Khalen Saunders dislocated his elbow and defensive end Alex Okafor strained his hamstring.

Reid revealed another injury on Monday.

Austin Reiter has a little bit of a sore knee; he’s working through that,” he said. “We’ll just see how that goes for [Tuesday].”

Wednesday’s initial Chiefs-Los Angeles Chargers injury report should provide a better feel for the severity of the center’s injury. The Chiefs brought 10-year veteran Daniel Kilgore aboard in August. Second-year offensive lineman Nick Allegretti is another option for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs all but confirmed Ward’s surgery over the weekend.

“We’ll see how it goes,” Reid said of the cornerback. “He had some work done on it, and we’ll just see where he’s at by game time. We’ll see. We just have to see how it feels.”

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted Ward could play through the injury, but it sounds like he may be a game-time decision for the Chargers on Sunday.

Reid said the other injured players are making progress.

Thornhill on a snap count

Safety Juan Thornhill played 38 of 59 defensive snaps against the Texans on Thursday night. This was by design, as he played in his first game since tearing his ACL Week 17 of 2019.

“We watched him,” acknowledged Reid. “He actually came out feeling good, which was what we wanted. We were cautious with him. He wanted to play more — to his credit — but it all worked out well, in particular, the day after, which was important for us and for him, most of all.”

Perhaps the Chiefs give Thornhill more plays on Sunday.

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