Each practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs will host the Houston Texans in the NFL’s season opener on Thursday Night Football at 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time.
Here is the Chiefs’ first official injury report of the week:
- Safety Juan Thornhill with full participation status is a good sign for Thursday night, but it remains to be seen if the Chiefs remain cautious and put him on some kind of snap count in his first game back from a torn ACL.
- While it is not ideal to see tight end Travis Kelce with a limited status due to a knee injury, he had the same status leading into the Divisional round against the Texans last season, and he caught 10 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns in that game. The expectation is that Kelce should be OK to go until we hear otherwise.
- The names to watch on Houston’s side are cornerback Lonnie Johnson, who was limited with a hip injury, and wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who was limited with a quad issue.