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Injury report: Tight end Noah Fant returns to pracitce

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Here is your Thursday 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 second injury report of the week ahead of their game this upcoming Sunday. For the Broncos, their lengthy injury report added two more names while their rookie tight end returned to practice.

For the Broncos, they had a total of six players sit out today’s practice. Tackle Ja’Wuan James continued to sit out with a knee issue, defensive end Dre’Mont Jones has a high-ankle sprain, and guard Ron Leary continues to deal with a concussion. Linebacker Joe Jones was added because of some back stiffness while rookie wide receiver Juwann Winfree tweaked his hamstring and defensive end DeMarcus Walker twisted his ankle during Wednesday’s practice.

“The guys that are not practicing today are [G] Ron Leary, [DE] Dre’Mont [Jones], [ILB] Joe Jones—his back tightened up yesterday— [WR] Juwann Winfree—he got a slight hamstring yesterday, [DE] DeMarcus Walker twisted his ankle yesterday and [T] Ja’Wuan James is not practicing today. The rest of them are limited or full.”

The notable name here is tackle Ja’Wuan James. He continues to deal with a knee injury and is in danger of missing Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.

As for some good news, rookie play-making tight end Noah Fant returned to practice on a limited basis for the Broncos. He’s dealing with a hip and foot injury and may need to put in a full practice tomorrow to have a good chance of playing on Sunday.

Here is your entire Thursday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of their divisional game this upcoming Sunday at Arrowhead Field.

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Noah Fant TE Hip / Foot DNP LIMITED
Adam Gotsis DE Knee DNP LIMITED
Ja’Wuan James T Knee DNP DNP
Dre’Mont Jones DE Ankle DNP DNP
Ron Leary G Concussion DNP DNP
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Foot LIMITED LIMITED
Alexander Johnson ILB Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Joe Jones ILB Back LIMITED DNP
Von Miller OLB Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Mike Purcell NT Shoulder / Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Malik Reed OLB Ankle LIMITED FULL
Isaac Yiadom CB Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED
Will Parks S Hand FULL FULL
Tim Patrick WR Shoulder FULL FULL
Dalton Risner G Ankle FULL FULL
Josh Watson ILB Foot FULL FULL
DeMarcus Walker DE Ankle NOT LISTED DNP
Juwann Winfree WR Hamstring NOT LISTED DNP

Chiefs injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Morris Claiborne CB Shoulder DNP DNP
Frank Clark DE Illness / Shoulder DNP DNP
Rashad Fenton CB Hamstring DNP DNP
Darron Lee LB NIR DNP DNP
Damien Williams RB Rib LIMITED LIMITED
Andrew Wylie G Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED
Eric Fisher T Groin FULL FULL
Kendall Fuller CB Thumb FULL FULL
Patrick Mahomes QB Hand (right) FULL FULL
Derrick Nnadi DT Elbow FULL FULL
Alex Okafor DE Ankle FULL FULL

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related; *-Team conducted a walk through / 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