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Chiefs vs. Chargers final injury report: Willie Gay ruled out for game

This week, the Chiefs play the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.

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Each practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs release an official injury report leading up to the next game. This week, the Chiefs are on the road to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday at 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

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

Chiefs

Player Ps Injury Mon Tue Wed Status
Willie Gay LB Rsv/COVID - - DNP OUT
L'Jarius Sneed CB NIR-Pers DNP DNP DNP OUT
Andrew Wylie OL Knee FP FP FP QUEST
Lucas Niang OL Ribs LP FP FP -
Darrel Williams RB Quad FP FP FP -
Derrick Nnadi DT Elbow LP FP FP -
Nick Bolton LB Wrist LP FP FP -
Rashad Fenton CB Knee LP FP FP -

Chargers

Player Ps Injury Mon Tue Wed Status
Austin Ekeler RB Ankle DNP LP LP QUEST
Asante Samuel Jr. CB Concussion LP LP LP QUEST
Alohi Gilman S Quad DNP LP LP QUEST
Derwin James Jr. S Hamstring DNP LP LP QUEST
Jared Cook TE Quad DNP LP FP -
Donald Parham Jr. TE Knee DNP LP FP -
Mike Williams WR Heel DNP LP FP -
Justin Jones DL Ankle / Knee DNP LP FP -
Linval Joseph DL Shoulder DNP LP FP -
Trey Marshall DB Ankle / Hand DNP LP FP -

Some notes

  • The Kansas City Chiefs now have three players on their Reserve/COVID-19 list — linebacker Willie Gay Jr., who has been ruled out for the game by the team, wide receiver Josh Gordon and defensive tackle Chris Jones. With the Chiefs not activating Gordon and Jones to the active roster on Wednesday afternoon, it appears they too will be absent for the game.
  • Gay’s absence means added responsibility for rookie Nick Bolton and veteran Ben Niemann.
  • The Chiefs will again be without cornerback L’Jarius Sneed due to personal reasons. The Chiefs eased Rashad Fenton back into the lineup on Sunday, but after a full practice Tuesday, he can likely be expected to handle his regular workload. Mike Hughes, who was the AFC defensive player of the week in relief, should also be available.
  • Offensive lineman Andrew Wylie (knee), the Chiefs’ right tackle of the last four games, is suddenly questionable. Wylie practiced fully all week, so perhaps his knee had some swelling worth monitoring. If Wylie can’t play, rookie Lucas Niang could be in line to make his return to the starting lineup; he played four offensive snaps against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Niang last started in Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers, when he suffered an injury to his ribs.
  • The Chargers have three key players questionable for the game, and they are all game-time decisions, according to reports: running back Austin Ekeler (ankle), safety Derwin James (hamstring) and cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. (concussion).
  • Chargers left tackle Rashan Slater is on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and is out for the game.

For Tuesday’s injury report, click here.