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Chiefs Injury Update: Dee Ford Returns, But Several Others Are Out

Posted Oct 11, 2017

What you need to know about the Chiefs' current injury situation

The Kansas City Chiefs (5-0) returned to practice Wednesday morning as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2).

After the usual Wednesday morning walkthrough, coach Andy Reid spoke with the media and provided an update on the Chiefs’ injury situation, which for the first time in a couple of weeks, didn’t include outside linebacker Dee Ford.

Ford, who picked up a sack and seven tackles in the first two games of the season, hasn’t practiced since leaving the game early two weeks ago against the Los Angeles Chargers because of a back injury.

Here’s all of what Reid had to say regarding injuries:

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif still has knee sprain, won’t practice today,” Reid noted. “Justin [Houston] won’t practice today with a calf spasm, but doing well. [Travis Kelce] is still in the protocol and doing very well with a concussion. Mitch [Morse] is making improvement with a foot sprain. Steven Terrell is in the protocol with the concussion, and then Albert Wilson has a sprained knee, a small part on his knee, doing well, but they’re not going to practice today."

Later during the media session, Reid was asked specifically about Wilson’s potential to play on Sunday.

“I think so,” he said. “He’s making progress every day. He feels a lot better than he did after the game—felt better today than he did yesterday, so we’ll see. He’s diligent about getting in there and working with (head athletic trainer) Rick [Burkholder] and doing his thing, so we’ll just have to see how it all works out.”

Reid also confirmed that receiver Chris Conley suffered a ruptured Achilles and that more information would come when it was available.

The full injury report that shows practice participation will be out later in the afternoon.

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