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Chiefs vs. Chargers final injury report: Harrison Butker, Keenan Allen will not play

In Week 2, the Chiefs face 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 face the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football at 7:15 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

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


Player Ps Injury Mon Tue Wed Status
Harrison Butker K L. Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Trey Smith G Ankle LP LP FP QUEST
Orlando Brown T Knee LP FP FP -
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR Shoulder LP FP FP -
Justin Watson WR Chest LP FP FP -
Patrick Mahomes QB L. Wrist FP FP FP -
Willie Gay LB Knee - FP FP -
Justin Reid S Hand FP FP FP -


Player Ps Injury Mon Tue Wed Status
Donald Parham Jr. TE Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
Keenan Allen WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
J.C. Jackson CB Ankle DNP LP LP QUEST
Rashawn Slater T Back FP FP FP -
Drue Tranquill LB Back FP FP FP -

Some notes

  • The headline of the final injury report for the Chiefs is that kicker Harrison Butker (ankle) has been ruled out for the game. The Chiefs plan to start kicker Matt Ammendola, who won a “kicker derby” this week and spent it on the practice squad; he’ll be elevated for the game.
  • Right guard Trey Smith (ankle) is officially questionable, but the fact that he would have been a full participant at Wednesday’s practice indicates he is a good bet to play Thursday night. If he cannot play, expect Nick Allegretti to fill in at right guard.
  • Cornerback Trent McDuffie (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve, and so he will miss at least the Thursday night game against the Chargers and the three games to follow. Since McDuffie is on the injured list, he does not appear on the injury report.
  • The rest of the Chiefs on the injury list — including Patrick Mahomes (left wrist) — have no designation and should be good to go.
  • On the Los Angeles side, tight end Donald Parham Jr. (hamstring) and wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) have been ruled out. Allen, the Chargers’ top weapon, is a significant loss.
  • Cornerback J.C. Jackson (ankle) is questionable as he looks to make his 2022 season debut.

For Tuesday’s injury report, click here.

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