The Kansas City Chiefs are trending toward healthy as the practice week ramps up ahead of Super Bowl LV.
According to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, everyone is expected to practice for the Chiefs on Wednesday, at least in some capacity. The lone exception being injured LT Eric Fisher, who tore his Achilles against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game and has yet to be placed on injured reserve. Presumably, rookie LB Willie Gay Jr. will also be a non-participant as he’s yet to be placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in practice last week.
Some positive health news for the #Chiefs, as everyone is expected to practice — except LT Eric Fisher, of course. So Sammy Watkins and his calf are in a good place.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 3, 2021
The final injury report from last week’s bye saw both RB Le’Veon Bell and WR Sammy Watkins downgraded from limited participants in practice to non-participants. Andy Reid confirmed this past week that those were just precautionary measures to ensure their availability for this week of practice and Super Bowl LV.
Both Sammy Watkins and Patrick Mahomes provided some updates on the respective injuries that they’re dealing with during recent media availability. It sounds like the Chiefs will have everyone on the 53-man roster available and ready to play for the Super Bowl assuming no setbacks or injuries during the final days of practice leading up to the game.
Check back later for the latest injury reports from both teams.