Kansas City Chiefs: Dwayne Bowe & Glenn Dorsey Add to Growing List of Injuries

Brett GeringCorrespondent ISeptember 28, 2012

September 25, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

It's beginning to look a lot like last season for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The team sluggishly stumbled out of the gates, began to show promise in Week 3 and has been bitten by a drooling injury bug with an insatiable appetite for Chiefs starters. 

Make some room.

Kansas City's jam-packed injury report added two more household names on Thursday: wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and defensive end Glenn Dorsey. 

The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher elaborated on the pair of injuries:

#Chiefs list Dorsey as being limited in practice with calf injury. Bowe was limited with what they're now calling a groin injury.

— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) September 27, 2012

The injury report now lists eight starters, as well as the playmaking slot threat Dexter McCluster. In short, the Chiefs have a notable injury at every unit on both sides of the ball, excluding quarterback and linebacker.

The official report (NFL.com) reads:

POS     Name                          Status

 TE       Boss, Kevin                  Did Not Participate

 WR      Bowe, Dwayne            Limited 

 WR      Breaston, Steve           Limited

 DE       Dorsey, Glenn             Limited

 RB       Hillis, Peyton               Did Not Participate

  S        Lewis, Kendrick           Limited

  G        Lilja, Ryan                    Limited

 WR      McCluster, Dexter      Limited

 TE       O'Connell, Jake            Limited

 DT       Toribio, Anthony         Limited

 WR      Wylie, Devon               Limited


Factor in the placement of Rodney Hudson and Jacques Reeves on the IR, and the Chiefs' injury report looks like a village phonebook. 

Ryan Lilja's listing will fly under the radar, but his condition is especially pivotal now that he's filling in for Hudson at center. 

Given the plethora of injuries to the receiving corps, fans can expect a healthy dose of Jon Baldwin versus the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Rookie Jeff Allen will also be expected to start at left guard.