Kansas City Chiefs: 15 Players, 8 Starters Lengthen Week 17 Injury Report

Brett GeringCorrespondent IDecember 28, 2012

November 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are banged up (surprise!) heading into Sunday's Week 17 contest against the Denver Broncos

Eight starters headline the list of 15 players (via NFL.com):


Player                                      Status

(T) Albert, Branden                  Did Not Participate

(G) Asamoah, Jon                     Full Participation

(WR) Bellamy, Josh                   Limited Participation

(S) Berry, Eric                            Full Participation

(RB) Charles, Jamaal                 Full Participation

(WR) Copper, Terrance            Did Not Participate

(S) Elam, Abram                        Limited Participation

(LB) Hali, Tambi                        Full Participation

(G) Hochstein, Russ                  Full Participation

(DE) Jackson, Tyson                  Did Not Participate

(LB) Greenwood, Cory             Did Not Participate

(G) Lilja, Ryan                            Did Not Participate

(TE) Moeaki, Tony                     Did Not Participate

(G) Ranglin, Rich                        Full Participation

(T) Stephenson, Donald           Did Not Participate


A group of Chiefs, including Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali and Donald Stephenson, spent the week recovering from an illness that lingered throughout the locker room.

And Tamba Hali, too. Also sick. Sounds like a nasty bug going through Chiefs locker room.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) December 26, 2012


However, as the report shows, Charles and Hali fully participated in Thursday's drills.

One thing is certain: Kansas City—a 16-point underdog (via OddsShark.com)—needs as much help as it can enlist.  

The Kansas City Chiefs will punctuate their season with a divisional matchup versus the Denver Broncos at 4:25 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.