Chiefs Injury Update: Mitch Morse, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Close to Returning

Morse, Duvernay-Tardif and Steven Nelson all have a chance of playing on Monday night

The Kansas City Chiefs are close to getting some players back from injury as they prepare for Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos, notably center Mitch Morse, offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive back Steven Nelson.

Head Coach Andy Reid provided an update on each of those players on Friday afternoon.

Morse injured his foot in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles and hasn't played since, but Reid was optimistic about his chances of playing on Monday night.

"There's a good chance for Mitch," Reid said. "He worked in there this week and everything seemed to work out OK. He should be fine."

Reid was more cautious when discussing Duvernay-Tardif, who injured his knee in Week 4, and Nelson, who was placed on Injured Reserve prior to the regular season with a core muscle injury, but didn't rule out either playing on Monday.

"Larry got some work in, but that will be a game time deal," Reid said. "Steven worked in (practice) and did a good job, but we're just taking it day-by-day."

The earliest Nelson can be activated is Monday, and it would require a move to clear room for him on the roster.

Linebacker Justin Houston was the only player absent from practice on Friday as he rested his knee, but he should be fine according to Reid.  

"He had that knee surgery and we're just kind of monitoring it," Reid said. "I'll give him some time for that to settle down and I think he'll be fine."

The Chiefs take on the Denver Broncos at 7:30 on Monday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

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