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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chiefs Injury Report: Eric Berry, Cyrus Gray, Donnie Aver

By on 10/18/2014 10:30:00 PM

After getting Week 6 off to rest, the Kansas City Chiefs should have all the energy they need to improve upon their current 2 – 3 record with a victory over Philip Rivers and the Chargers on Sunday: 

Unfortunately for the Chiefs, the team’s final Week 7 Injury Report doesn’t have much to be optimistic about. Of the six players on the report, CB Phillip Gaines (Concussion) is the only player listed as probable for tomorrow’s game. Gaines was able to participate in full practices all week, which should be taken as a good sign in regards to his head. 

Now it is possible that RB Cyrus Gray (Hand) and CB Sean Smith (Groin) could play tomorrow as both players have been listed as questionable, meaning that it’s a flip of the coin on whether both or either take the field. Gray was able to participate in full practice on Friday after being a DNP earlier in the week. Smith on the other hand was able to participate in full practice on both Thursday and Friday. Given that the Chief cornerback is recovering from a groin injury, I would say that Smith practicing all week is good news for Kansas City. 

With the news that WR Donnie Avery (Groin) was unable to practice all week, it’s not surprising that he will not be in the lineup come Sunday’s tip-off. 

CB Chris Owens (Knee) has also been ruled out for tomorrow’s tilt against the Chargers as the 27-year-old was a DNP all week. Owen’s teammate S Eric Berry (Ankle) was also a DNP for most of the week, forcing the Chargers to rule him out as well. 

As for Sunday, the Chiefs can only hope that the bye last week will give them the added juice they need to take down the streaking Chargers. If not, San Diego will head into their matchup on Thursday against the Broncos with an improved 6 – 1 record. 

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