The Kansas City Chiefs went into the Week 1 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals with a clean slate on the injury report. They had no one injured. When they left the game, that was completely different.
Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a wrist injury in the game, and kicker Harrison Butker, cornerback Trent McDuffie, right guard Trey Smith, and wide receiver Justin Watson also were injured against the Cardinals.
Before he got hurt, McDuffie played 21 coverage snaps and didn’t allow a single catch, let alone a pass his way.
On Tuesday, head coach Andy Reid let the media know the status of some key players’ injuries.
Kicker Harrison Butker is day-to-day. Rookie cornerback Trent McDuffie will “struggle to play” on Thursday as he deals with a hamstring injury.
Mahomes joined the podium and gave the media an update on his wrist.
“It got a little sore [Monday], but then [Tuesday] it felt a lot better,” Mahomes told the media on Tuesday. “So we got in the training room, got a little work on it, haven’t actually had any time [Tuesday] to get any work on it, but it’s already felt a lot better, so I’m sure I’ll be good to go this week… it feels great [Tuesday], so hopefully, it keeps getting better like this, and I’ll be good to go on Thursday.”
As for the Chargers, they are dealing with some injuries as well.
Keenan Allen likely won’t play on Thursday along with star cornerback J.C. Jackson and tight end Donald Parham.
Left tackle Rashawn Slater and linebacker Drue Tranquill should both be good to go against the Chiefs.
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