Kansas City bosses will manage without five starters and their opponents when they deal with the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9 on Wednesday: CB Bashaud Breeland, DE Frank Clark, P. Dustin Colquitt, RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, LT Eric Fisher and DE Alex Okafor.
Several players who were previously injured will train again, but the bosses choose Fisher back after training in a limited capacity for each workout before Week 8. Andy Reid stated during his press conference on Monday that Fisher was not quite right last week and the team gives him more time to completely heal. He would not say that Fisher suffered a setback.
Clark did not train the whole last week. There was a report calling him week after week before the Packers game, but Reid described it as commonplace today.
All other injuries are new. Perhaps the most intriguing is Colquitt, who has a quadriceps load. The Chiefs have added Punter Jack Fox to the training squad this week as Colquitt may not play. He hurt himself against the Packers on the quad at the first point of the game and finished the game, so he could possibly eliminate that injury as well. Reid would not commit to being available for Week 9.
Breeland has a shoulder injury, Duvernay-Tardif has an ankle sprain and Okafor has a high ankle sprain. It is possible that Breeland and Duvernay-Tardif will return to training later this week, but it seems that Okafor will miss some time. As always, things can change and we have to wait until the report after training to make sure who returned in which capacity.