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Chiefs vs. Chargers Wednesday injury report: 4 key players did not participate

This week, Kansas City concludes the regular season on on the road against Los Angeles.

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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 Los Angeles Chargers host the Chiefs for both teams’ regular-season finale on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

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

Chiefs

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Isiah Pacheco RB Quad-Shoulder DNP - - -
Rashee Rice WR Hamstring DNP - - -
Chris Jones DT Groin DNP - - -
L'Jarius Sneed CB Calf DNP - - -
Travis Kelce TE Neck LP - - -
Kadarius Toney WR Hip-Ankle LP - - -
Donovan Smith T Neck FP - - -
Blake Bell TE Finger FP - - -
Noah Gray TE Ribs FP - - -
Justyn Ross WR Illness FP - - -
Patrick Mahomes QB Ankle FP - - -
Nick Bolton LB Wrist-Abdomen FP - - -
Trent McDuffie CB Shoulder FP - - -

Chargers

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Zion Johnson G Neck DNP - - -
Keenan Allen WR Heel DNP - - -
Nick Williams DT Shoulder DNP - - -
Justin Hollins LB Shoulder DNP - - -
Kenneth Murray LB Shoulder DNP - - -
Khalil Mack OLB Rest DNP - - -
Trey Pipkins OT Wrist LP - - -
Stone Smartt TE Shoulder LP - - -
Josh Palmer WR Concussion LP - - -
Deane Leonard CB Heel LP - - -
Daiyan Henley LB Groin FP - - -
Joey Bosa LB Foot DNP - - INJ RSV
Tanner Muse LB Knee FP - - INJ RSV

Some notes

  • The Chiefs had four key players out of practice on Wednesday: defensive tackle Chris Jones (groin), running back Isiah Pacheco (quad/shoulder), wide receiver Rashee Rice (hamstring) and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (calf).
  • With Week 18’s matchup holding no playoff implications for the Chiefs, it is likely the team remains conservative about any of those four players suiting up.
  • Tight end Travis Kelce (neck) and wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip/ankle) were limited. Toney — who has not played in two weeks — is already expected to suit up on Sunday.
  • Left tackle Donovan Smith (neck) appeared on the injury report as a full participant after missing four straight games due to injury.
  • Quarterback Patrick Mahomes (ankle) made the report, but he was able to log a full practice. The meaningless Week 18 game allows the Chiefs to rest their starter ahead of the postseason.

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