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Injury report: Chiefs will be down multiple starters

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Here is your final injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs released their final injury report ahead of their divisional showdown on Thursday Night Football at Mile High Stadium. The Broncos will have wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders while the Chiefs will be down multiple starters for this rivalry game.

The Broncos veteran wide receiver put in two full practices this week after suffering a minor knee injury during Sunday’s victory over the Titans. He now will face the Chiefs depleted secondary in a game where the Broncos offense will need to put up some points if they want to come away with a victory.

Tackle Ja’Wuan James is listed as questionable and will likely be a game-time decision at best for this week. I would imagine they would like to see a full practice from him before he hits the field so I’m expecting him to be inactive again this game and Elijah Wilkinson will get another start at right tackle this week.

The only Broncos player to be listed as out is cornerback Bryce Callahan who is dealing with a foot injury. He is expected to be out for a few more weeks at least and wasn’t expected to play anyways.

For the Chiefs, they will be down multiple starters. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins, left tackle Eric Fisher, cornerback Kendall Fuller, defensive lineman Chris Jones, and guard Andrew Wylie have all been ruled out for Thursday Night’s game. Also, the Chiefs other starting corner, veteran Bashaud Breeland is listed as questionable because of a non-injury family related situation. He did not travel with the team to Denver and could be out for Thursday Night’s game leaving the Chiefs without their two top corners.

It’s all falling favorably for the Broncos right now.

Here is your full final injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of their game on Thursday Night Football.

Denver Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Monday# Tuesday# Wednesday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Monday# Tuesday# Wednesday Game Status
Bryce Callahan CB Foot DNP# DNP# DNP# OUT
Duke Dawson CB Foot LIMITED# LIMITED# FULL#
Shelby Harris DE Ribs LIMITED# FULL# FULL#
Ja’Wuan James T Knee LIMITED# LIMITED# LIMITED# QUESTIONABLE
Ron Leary G Shoulder LIMITED# FULL# FULL#
Mike Purcell NT Knee LIMITED# FULL# FULL#
Emmanuel Sanders WR Knee LIMITED# FULL# FULL#
Derek Wolfe DE Hip LIMITED# LIMITED# FULL#
Will Parks S Wrist FULL# FULL# FULL#

Kansas City Chiefs injury report

Player Pos. Injury Monday# Tuesday Wednesday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Monday# Tuesday Wednesday Game Status
Eric Fisher T Groin DNP# DNP DNP# OUT
Kendall Fuller CB Thumb DNP# DNP DNP# OUT
Chris Jones DT Groin DNP# DNP DNP# OUT
Andrew Wylie G Ankle DNP# DNP DNP# OUT
Cameron Erving T Groin LIMITED# FULL FULL#
Anthony Hitchens LB Groin LIMITED# FULL FULL#
Derrick Nnadi DT Elbow LIMITED# FULL FULL#
Dorian O’Daniel LB Hamstring LIMITED# FULL FULL#
Sammy Watkins WR Hamstring LIMITED# LIMITED LIMITED# OUT
L. Duvernay-Tardif G Ankle FULL# FULL FULL#
Tyreek Hill WR Shoulder FULL# FULL FULL#
Patrick Mahomes QB Ankle FULL# FULL FULL#
Anthony Sherman FB Shoulder FULL# FULL FULL#
Bashaud Breeland CB NIR NOT LISTED NOT LISTED FULL# QUESTIONABLE

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related; # - Team did not practice / report is an estimation

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