Andy Reid says Eric Fisher, Chris Jones, and Sammy Watkins are ‘day-to-day’
The Kansas City Chiefs have been banged up with injuries to key players lately.
After practice on Monday, head coach Andy Reid provided some updates and mentioned that Eric Fisher, Chris Jones, and Sammy Watkins are all considered ‘day-to-day,’ according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.
Andy Reid said Andrew Wylie' sprained ankle is getting better. He also said Eric Fisher, Chris Jones & Sammy Watkins are considered day-to-day.
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) October 21, 2019
The Chiefs are at a disadvantage when it comes to injuries considering how they are set to face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. With a shorter week than usual, there is naturally less time for players to get healthy in preparation for their upcoming game.
Watkins is currently dealing with a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the Chiefs’ previous two games. He has been making progress in his recovery lately. Before being sidelined, he was struggling to produce and it will be important that he finds a rhythm even without Patrick Mahomes.
Jones has been battling a groin injury since early October and his presence has been missed on the defensive line. The team has been dealt several blows to their defense lately when it comes to injury, most notably as of late, Kendall Fuller undergoing thumb surgery. They will need as many of their starters on defense in the lineup as they can get.
As for the line on the opposite side of the ball, Fisher underwent surgery in September to repair a core muscle. The original timetable that was given for his return was ‘four-to-six weeks’ and that has remained to be the case. His eventual return will provide a boost to the Chiefs’ blocking needs in their passing and running game.
More updates about the status of the Chiefs’ various key players currently dealing with injuries are expected to come closer to Thursday Night Football.