Chiefs vs. Chargers Monday injuries: Patrick Mahomes says his hand is ‘good’

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Each practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs release an official injury report leading up to the next game. This week, the Chiefs face the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football at 7:15 pm Arrowhead Time.

Here is the Chiefs’ first official injury report of the week:

Chiefs

Player Ps Injury Mon Tue Wed Status
Trent McDuffie CB Hamstring DNP
Harrison Butker K Left Ankle DNP
Trey Smith G Ankle LP
Orlando Brown T Knee LP
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR Shoulder LP
Justin Watson WR Chest LP
Patrick Mahomes QB Left Wrist FP
Justin Reid S Hand FP

Chargers

Player Ps Injury Mon Tue Wed Status
Donald Parham Jr. TE Hamstring DNP
Keenan Allen WR Hamstring DNP
JC Jackson CB Ankle DNP
Rashawn Slater T Back FP
Drew Tranquil LB Back FP

Some notes

  • It is important to note that for injury notes leading into Thursday Night Football, the monday reports are an estimation. Neither the Chiefs nor Chargers take the practice field on Monday after playing a full game on Sunday.
  • The Chiefs may have entered their Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals healthy, but they left with a series of injuries. The two most concerning are cornerback Trent McDuffie (hamstring) and kicker Harrison Butler (left ankle), who would not have practiced had the Chiefs worked on Monday.
  • Also stemming from the Cardinals game, right guard Trey Smith (ankle) and wide receiver Justin Watson (chest) would have been limited and quarterback Patrick Mahomes (left wrist) would have been a full participant.
  • Here’s what Mahomes said on Monday via “The Drive” on 610 Sports Radio: “[My hand] is good. It feels better today than it did [Sunday]. It’s something that will linger for a week or whatever, but the way it’s feeling today, it should be fine soon. It’ll be sore for the game Thursday, but I’ll be fine.”
  • The issues to left tackle Orlando Brown (knee), wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) and safety Justin Reid (hand) that would have kept them limited are new. Smith-Schuster’s shoulder is something to monitor, as it was his shoulder that kept him out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ lineup most of last season.
  • Tight end Donald Parham Jr. (hamstring), wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) and cornerback JC Jackson (ankle) — who would have been out of practice on Monday — could all be considered key players for Los Angeles. Parham and Jackson were held out of Sunday’s game. Allen was injured in it — and of the three, he seems the least likely to play on Thursday night.

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