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Broncos Chiefs Injury Report: Marshall probable, Thomas and Talib questionable, Webster out

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The Broncos head into Arrowhead with some significant player injuries to overcome.

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Broncos new to the injury report this week

There are four Broncos new to the injury report this week: Brandon Marshall, Aqib Talib, Quanterus Smith, and Kayvon Webster.

Marshall is making his way through the concussion protocol and the news so far is promising for a possible return on Sunday.

Aqib Talib hurt his hamstring in the Dolphins game and did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday. He did return to practice on Friday. Talib is questionable to play on Sunday.

Kayvon Webster also did not practice this week with a shoulder injury. As Webster has been ruled OUT for Sunday hopefully Talib will be able to play or else the Broncos will be thin at CB. Talib has a bit of a bad reputation for never being able to stay healthy for an entire season so I'm really hoping this is a minor strain and not a lingering issue with him.

Quanterus Smith was also limited this week with an ankle injury. He is questionable to play on Sunday.

Repeat Broncos to the injury report

Here's my favorite news to share with Broncos Country - Virgil Green is at last a full participant at practice this week. Now go get that touchdown when you're not too busy blocking those Chiefs Virgil!

Julius Thomas is also making a bit of progress with his ankle injury. He has gone from not practicing to being a limited participant this week. Unfortunately Thomas is still a 50/50 QUESTIONABLE to play on Sunday.

David Bruton was on the report last week for an ankle injury, this week he's on for a finger injury. Both weeks he was a full participant at practice. Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, Quinton Carter, and Juwan Thompson are also repeat Broncos on the report. Luckily for the Broncos CJ Anderson is tearing it up as Ball and Hillman both don't appear to be close to returning.

Broncos off the injury report

And now for the positive news. Britton Colquitt is off the injury report after making a brief appearance for an illness. Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Ryan Clady (groin), Paul Cornick (shoulder), and Steven Johnson (ankle) are also off the report this week.

Odds and Ends

Chiefs safety Eric Berry does not appear on their injury report as he been placed on season-ending IR after a mass was discovered in his chest that doctors suspect is lymphoma. According to this report one of Berry's first thoughts after hearing the devastating news was if he would be able to play in the game on Sunday. I know I am not alone in wishing Berry and his family the best in the upcoming weeks and months.

Friday practice/injury report

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Ball, Montee RB Groin DNP DNP DNP OUT
Hillman, Ronnie RB Foot DNP DNP DNP OUT
Marshall, Brandon LB Concussion DNP DNP FULL PROBABLE
Talib, Aqib CB Hamstring DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Thomas, Julius TE Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Webster, Kayvon CB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
Carter, Quinton S Ankle LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Smith, Quanterus DE Ankle LIMITED LIMITED FULL PROBABLE
Bruton, David S Finger FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
Green,Virgil TE Calf FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
Thompson, Juwan RB Knee FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE

Kansas City Chiefs

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Fasano, Anthony TE Knee DNP LIMITED LIMITED PROBABLE
Hemingway, Junior WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
Vickerson, Kevin DT Calf DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Colquitt, Dustin P Right Calf LIMITED FULL FULL PROBABLE
Owens, Chris CB Knee/Abdomen LIMITED LIMITED FULL QUESTIONABLE
Hali, Tamba LB Knee LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED PROBABLE
Avery, Donnie WR Groin FULL LIMITED FULL PROBABLE
Fleming, Jamell CB Hamstring FULL LIMITED LIMITED PROBABLE
Stephenson, Donald OL Shoulder FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
Smith, Sean CB Groin FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE

BOLD-Indicates change in status

STATUS DEFINITIONS:

Out - player definitely will not play
Doubtful - at least 75% chance player will not play
Questionable - 50-50 chance player will not play
Probable - virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty