Latest Chiefs-Chargers injury report: The Mecole Hardman issue is deemed ‘short term’ for now

Every practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs release an official injury report leading up to the next game. This week, Kansas City travels to California to take on the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday night football. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 PM Arrowhead Time.

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

Chefs

Player PS Injury Wed do fri Status
Michael Hardman WR Belly/sickness DNP IR N/A N/A
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP FROM
Chris Lammons CB Concussion DNP DNP LP FROM
Jerick McKinnon RB Hamstring/shoulder LP LP LP
L’Jarius Sneed CB Knee LP LP LP
Andrew Wylie T Elbow FP FP FP
Isiah Pacheco RB Quad FP FP FP
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR Disease DNP LP FP

Chargers

Player PS Injury Wed do fri Status
Dustin Hopkins K R. Hamstring DNP DNP LP DOUBT
Kenan Allen WR Hamstring LP LP FP SCAVENGER HUNT
Michael Williams WR Only LP LP FP SCAVENGER HUNT
Trey Pipkins III T Knee LP LP FP
Gerald Everett AT groin LP LP FP
Andre Carter WR Ribs LP LP FP
Chris Rumph II OLB Knee LP LP FP
Khalil Mack OLB NIR DNP FP FP
JK Scott P Disease DNP DNP FP

Some notes

  • Wide receiver Mecole Hardman (abdomen/sickness) was removed from the injury report after his death placed on injured reserve. He will miss Sunday’s game against the Chargers and at least the next three games (more on that here).
  • Andy Reid on Hardman: “I think it will probably be short-lived. We’ll just see how he feels when he hits the road here, but at this point I’d probably tell you in the short term.
  • Reid refused to elaborate on Hardman.
  • Cornerback Chris Lammons (concussion) and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) will not play in the game as they are still in the concussion protocol.
  • Reid said that wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (sickness), running back Jerick McKinnon (hamstring/shoulder) and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (knee) all ready to leave – despite logging several limited sessions this week. None of them have received an injury indication.
  • Right tackle Andrew Wylie (elbow) recorded three consecutive days full practices wearing an elbow brace – and is also good to play on Sundays.
  • As a reminder: Although offensive lineman Lucas Niang (knee) has returned to practice, he does not appear on the injury report. He stays on the physically unable to run (PUP) list (more about that here). His 21-day window is on Wednesday, November 23.
  • There were many changes in the Chargers’ injury report on Friday. The big headline is that wide receivers Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Mike Williams (ankle) – who were both limited in this week’s workouts – were upgraded to full practice participants on Friday and listed as questionable for the game. Smart money says they’ll both play on Sunday, but we’ll see.
  • And don’t forget the Chargers currently have more than a dozen players on injured reserve — including defensive end Joey Bosa, cornerback JC Jackson, tight end Donald Parham, guard Rashawn Slater, tackle Andrew Trainer and center Issac Weaver.
  • Placekicker Dustin Hopkins (r.hamstring) was one limited participant after missing both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s workouts. He is questionable for the game – meaning Cameron Dicker will likely take on those duties against the Chiefs. Meanwhile, gambler JK Scott was one full participant after being held up on Wednesday and Thursday due to illness. Without injury indication, he can be expected to play.
  • Four other Chargers that had been limited in practice – tackle Trey Pipkins III (knee), tight end Gerald Everett (groin), wide receiver DeAndre Carter (ribs) and outside linebacker Chris Rumph II (knee) – were upgraded to full participants on Friday. None of them got an injury designation, so everyone would have to dress up against Kansas City.

For Thursday’s injury report, click here.

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