Chiefs will have almost full set of skill players available for Steelers

From ESPN - October 13, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The practice week began ominously for the NFLs highest-scoring team. The Kansas City Chiefs were looking at the possibility of playing on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium without four of their five top pass-catchers, including tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill, because of injuries.

Time has healed all of their wounds except one, though. The Chiefs will have Kelce, Hill and Albert Wilson against the Steelers "unless theres some setback that takes place here," coach Andy Reid said.

A fourth player, starting wide receiver Chris Conley, is out for the season after rupturing an Achilles tendon in the Chiefs' victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

The Chiefs are also expecting to have linebacker Justin Houston available. Houston missed the first two practice sessions of the week because of a calf injury but returned to work on Friday.

The training room staff did a great job of getting guys back, said Wilson, who has been the Chiefs third wide receiver in their first five games. He is tied for third on the team with 16 catches. It seemed like there was going to be a hiccup there.

Kelce left Sunday night's game in Houston at halftime because of a concussion. He entered the NFLs concussion protocol and didnt practice on Wednesday.

But he was a full practice participant the next day, and Reid said after Fridays workout that Kelce had cleared the concussion protocol and would play on Sunday.

Wilson left the game in Houston because of a knee injury and has been listed on the injury report all week. Hill turned up on the injury report on Thursday because of a hamstring injury.


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