Chiefs Injury Report: OLBs Houston, Hali Limited On Wednesday

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in the Divisional Round of the playoffs and their first injury report of the week that was released on Wednesday only has four players listed on it.

Limited on Wednesday for the Chiefs were outside linebackers Justin Houston (knee) and Tamba Hali (knee) and both are currently expected to play Sunday against the Steelers.

Houston missed the Chiefs final two regular season games because of knee swelling. As for Hali, he’s been a regular on the Chiefs injury report all season yet played in all 16 games.

Practicing fully for the Chiefs on Wednesday were safety Eric Berry (Achilles) and running back Spencer Ware (rib). While Ware missed the Chiefs regular season finale, he is expected to play Sunday at home against the Steelers as is Berry, who hasn’t missed a game this season.

The Chiefs had a first round bye last weekend as they were the No. 2 seed in the AFC.

  • Sam Clonch

    Houston hasn’t practiced at all the previous 2 weeks, and has only played in 5 all year. He had ONE impact game all year, against Denver, who has a crap set of OTs. He’s going to be a non factor against our OL!!!

  • srdan

    All good reasons. But I wouldn’t dismiss players of that caliber so easily in the playoffs

  • Da Bus Driver

    Much like the Miami beat writers were nervous about Ajayi being pretty nicked up, the Chiefs beaters all have been leaking about how Houston is NOT truly ready to go. I don’t doubt that he’ll be “active.” But I am not so sure he’ll be very active trying to chase down and stop someone like Bell. I think he is likely somewhere around 50% right now.

    Now, 50% of Justin Houston MAY just be better than 100% of their backups though. Lol.

  • Exactly. Who would’ve predicted Harrison’s game he had last week? Nothing to do with injuries but still, he knows how to come alive in a playoff atmosphere, Houston will be ready to play guaranteed

  • gdeuce

    Ford can rush the passer, I don’t know about the others

  • Sam Clonch

    Wishful thinking? I gotta disagree with Johny though. Debo has quite the history of shining in the playoffs. Houston not so much. Debo has also been 100% all year, and a monster since becoming full time starter. Houston on the other hand is dealing with another (almost) lost season. Fun fact: in his 6th season now he’s already missed more games to injury than Ben in his 13th year!

  • srdan

    Just came back to say, you were right.

  • Sam Clonch

    Lol, I’m glad I was! Would have been nice if Ben had thrown that deep pass to AB a few yards further. If he doesn’t have to slow up and wait for it, Houston would have been burned for a 70 yard TD.