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Chiefs vs. Bengals Thursday injury report: Ja’Marr Chase back; L’Jarius Sneed still out

On Sunday afternoon, Kansas City hosts Cincinnati for yet another matchup with postseason implications.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports

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 host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

Here is the Chiefs’ second official injury report of the week:

Chiefs

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Donovan Smith T Neck DNP DNP - -
Isiah Pacheco RB Concussion/Shoulder DNP DNP - -
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB Illness FP DNP - -
Kadarius Toney WR Hip DNP DNP - -
L'Jarius Sneed CB Calf DNP DNP - -
Trey Smith G Ankle/Knee LP LP - -
Charles Omenihu DE Groin FP FP - -
Nick Bolton LB Wrist/Abdomen FP FP - -
Jaylen Watson CB Illness DNP FP - -
Trent McDuffie CB Shoulder FP FP - -
Josh Williams CB Neck FP FP - -
Mike Edwards S Knee FP FP - -
Mecole Hardman WR Thumb FP FP - INJ RSV

Bengals

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Mitchell Wilcox TE Foot FP LP - -
Ja'Marr Chase WR Shoulder DNP LP - -
Jalen Davis CB Groin LP LP - -
Cameron Sample DE Knee LP FP - -
Cam Taylor-Britt CB Ankle FP FP - INJ RSV

Some notes

  • Four Chiefs players have missed every practice this week: left tackle Donovan Smith (neck), running back Isiah Pacheco (concussion/shoulder), wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (calf).
  • Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) missed practice on Thursday, leaving La’Mical Perine to take the top running back reps.
  • Cornerback Jaylen Watson (illness) returned as a full participant Thursday after missing practice on Wednesday. Right guard Trey Smith (ankle/knee) remained limited.
  • It’s worth noting that wide receiver Mecole Hardman (thumb) has been a full participant this week. With questions surrounding Toney’s availability for the second straight week, it is reasonable to think that the Chiefs could activate Hardman so that he can play against the Bengals this weekend.
  • For the Bengals, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (shoulder) remains a player to watch, as he returned to practice on Thursday as a limited participant. Chase being available may create a significant mismatch against the Chiefs considering Sneed’s availability is currently in question.
  • The Bengals have designated cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (ankle) to return from injured reserve — and he was a full participant on Wednesday and Thursday. It sounds like he thinks he can play this weekend, which would provide quite a boost for the Bengals.

For the Wednesday injury report, click here.

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