Chiefs head coach Andy Reid provided an injury update ahead of the team’s first practice week back in Kansas City. The Chiefs host the Minnesota Vikings in their third and final preseason game this Friday at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time.
Reid provided an extensive injury update on Monday at his weekly press conference.
“As far as the injuries go, where we’re sitting right now, Yasir Durant is in the concussion protocol, (Rashad) Fenton — he has a hamstring strain, it happened just before the game (while he was fielding punts). Chris Jones is sick — not COVID, but sick. Dorian O’Daniel is also sick. Darrel Williams is in the concussion protocol. Austin Blythe did have surgery on a sports hernia and he’s doing well. Frank Clark, hamstring strain and Larry (Duvernay-Tardif) continues to improve.”
Reid also provided an update on running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who injured his ankle in the game against the Arizona Cardinals.
“He’s doing well,” said Reid. “He just did the walkthrough. He’s got a sore ankle, but we’ll just see how that goes here.”
Edwards-Helaire was on the field for the start of practice (stretch, individual and the install period) but went inside before team scrimmage drills began.
It is fair to guess that when it comes to players nursing injuries, the Chiefs will err on the side of caution on Friday night.