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Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs injury report: Royce Freeman sits out practice

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Here is your Wednesday injury report for the Broncos and Chiefs.

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The Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs released their first injury report of the week ahead of their big divisional matchup this Sunday. For the Broncos, despite having a mini-bye week, they enter this contest rather banged up as multiple key players sat out today’s practice.

The players who sat out today’s practice for the Broncos are guard Nico Falah(Concussion), running back Royce Freeman(ankle), wide receiver DaeSean Hamtilon(knee), linebacker Shane Ray(ankle/wrist), safety Darian Stewart(neck), and tackle Jared Veldheer(knee).

The key name here is rookie running back Royce Freeman. He looks doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs. This would be a big loss to the Broncos offense and a big gain for the Chiefs defense. If you remember, they couldn’t tackle Freeman before the Broncos decided to stop giving him the ball.

If Freeman is unable to go, look for Devontae Booker to get reps in his place.

There is some good news on the injury front. Veteran cornerback Adam Jones put in a full practice and looks good to go for Sunday’s game. With the electric Patrick Mahomes led offense awaiting the Broncos, having a healthy Jones is a plus.

As for the Chiefs, safety Eric Berry, linebacker Justin Houston, and center Mitch Morse sat out practice today. The status of Houston and Morse will be something to watch throughout the week.

Here is your entire Wednesday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs

Denver Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Nico Falah C Concussion DNP
Royce Freeman RB Ankle DNP
DaeSean Hamilton WR Knee DNP
Shane Ray OLB Ankle / Wrist DNP
Darian Stewart S Neck DNP
Jared Veldheer T Knee DNP
Brandon Marshall ILB Knee LIMITED
Adam Jones CB Thigh FULL
Matt LaCosse TE Knee FULL
Demaryius Thomas WR Wrist FULL
Dymonte Thomas S Chest FULL

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related

STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full: 100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play

Kansas City Chiefs injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Eric Berry S Heel DNP
Justin Houston LB Hamstring DNP
Mitch Morse C Concussion DNP
Cam Erving G Quad FULL
Tanoh Kpassagnon LB Ankle FULL
Eric Murray S Ankle FULL
Spencer Ware RB Ankle FULL

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related

STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full: 100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play