Chiefs-Titans injury Friday: Ryan Tannehill to be the decider of the game

Every practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs publish an official injury report before the next game. This week, Kansas City will host the Tennessee Titans for Sunday night football on the GEHA field at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead time.

Here’s the latest official Chiefs injury report of the week – including game designations:

Chiefs

Player PS Wound Marry Game Fri Status
Jody Fortson AND Quad/Sickness DNP DNP DNP OUT
Prince Tega Wanogho LO Coast PF PF
Jerick McKinnon RB Shoulder PF PF PF
Mecole Hardman WR Heel PF PF PF
Derrick Nnadi DT Achille PF PF PF
mike danna OF Calf PF PF PF
Willie Gay KG Tendon LP PF PF
Trent McDuffie BC Tendon PF PF PF

Titans

Player PS Wound Marry Game Fri Status
Tory Carter Facebook Neck DNP DNP DNP OUT
Amani Hooker S Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
Jeffrey Simmons DT Ankle DNP DNP DNP QUEST
Kevin strong DL Ankle LP LP DNP QUEST
Bud Dupree OLB Diseases DNP QUEST
Ryan Tannehill QC Ankle LP DNP LP QUEST
Ben Jones VS NIR LP
Nate Davis g NIR LP PF
Aaron Brewer LO Toe LP PF PF
Derrick Henry RB NIR/REST LP DNP PF
tear pie NT Tendon LP PF
Naquan Jones DT Diseases DNP DNP PF
Sam Okuayinonu DL Knee LP PF PF
Rashad Weaver OLB Return PF PF PF

A few notes

  • For the Chiefs, the only player with a game designation for Sunday is tight end Jody Fortson, who has missed all practice this week with a quad injury. It has been declared out for Sunday night football.
  • With Blake Bell still on the disabled list, the team has only two tight ends left for Sunday’s game: Travis Kelce and sophomore Noah Gray. It wouldn’t be a surprise if practice squad tight end Jordan Franks was brought up for the game.
  • As a reminder: Although offensive lineman Lucas Niang (knee) returned to training on Wednesday, he does not appear on the injury report as he is not officially on the roster. He remains on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list (more on his early progress here).
  • The rest of the Kansas City injury report news is great. Every player who has been listed to receive treatment this week has been a full participant in the last two practices.
  • The news for the Titans is not so good. Two players have been listed out for the Week 9 contest in Kansas City: fullback Tory Carter (neck) and safety Amani Hooker (shoulder). Both have missed all practices this week. Andrew Adams will start in place of Hooker.
  • However, Tennessee fans are most concerned about the four players listed as questionable for the game: starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill (ankle), defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (ankle), outside linebacker Bud Dupree (illness) and defensive lineman Kevin Strong (ankle).
  • After being left out of training on Thursday, Tannehill was limit Friday. It is reported to be a play call. If he doesn’t play, rookie quarterback Malik Willis will get his second start.
  • Simmons is a key part of the Titans’ strong defensive line. SBNation Titans website Music City Miracles expects Simmons to play – despite missing all three practices this week. They say it’s a way to manage your playing time. As head coach Andy Reid might say, we just have to see. It certainly looks like Simmons’ mouth is working just fine.
  • Dupree is another key player in the Titans defense. But having only missed practice on Friday due to illness, it’s likely he will face the Chiefs.
  • Friday, strong did not participate in practice after being limit Wednesday and Thursday. That suggests he might not be playing in Kansas City.
  • As expected, running back Derrick Henry (NIR/rested) and defensive tackle Naquan Jones (ill) both returned to complete practice after being detained on Thursday. Nose tackle Teair Tart (hamstring) was limited Thursday but trained hard Friday. None have an injury designation, so we should expect them all to play against the Chiefs.
  • Four players have been demoted limit Friday: center Ben Jones (no injuries), offensive lineman Aaron Brewer (toe), defensive lineman Sam Okuayinonu (knee) and outside linebacker Rashad Weaver (back). None carry an injury designation; everyone should be expected to play.

For Thursday’s injury record, Click here.

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