The Kansas City Chiefs had several key members of the team not practice on Wednesday, but had their #1 draft pick be cleared of concussion symptoms and return to the playing field.
Jamaal Charles (blisters), Justin Houston (concussion), Kendrick Lewis (ankle) and Anthony Fasano (knee) were held out of practice Wednesday along with rookie Travis Kelce (knee) who has yet to appear in a game this season. Charles is expected to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead, but Houston, Lewis, and Fasano remain questionable. Kelce has already been ruled out.
Better news was that first-round pick, Eric Fisher, was cleared to practice again after suffering concussion-like symptoms during the New York Giants game two weeks ago. Fisher did not play last week in the Chiefs win over the Tennessee Titans.
Though the team would like to have a completely healthy roster with everyone playing, the loss of Houston could be the most damaging for a team that wants to go 6-0 by beating their arch-rival. The Raiders are led by QB Terrelle Pryor, a gifted athlete who is playing well. Pryor is one of the NFL’s best running quarterbacks and Houston’s presence rushing the quarterback will be crucial for the Chiefs defense. If Houston cannot play, Frank Zombo would start in his place.
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