Branden Albert injury update: Chiefs OT misses practice; expected to play Thursday

November 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) is injured in the second half of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bengals won 28-6. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are off to a hot 2-0 start after wins over the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys, but starting left tackle Branden Albert was shaken up with a shoulder injury on Sunday afternoon and he missed practice on Monday.

The Chiefs gave Albert some time off due to their short week, but there is not much concern that he will miss the team’s Thursday night match up in Philadelphia against Chip Kelly and the Eagles.

“He’s a little sore today,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “But I think he’ll be OK.”

The official diagnosis for Albert is a sprained AC joint.

Reid would love to have his team as close to full strength as possible for his return to Philadelphia, so the positive news around Albert has to be a welcomed sign as they prepare for the big match up.

Kansas City has been very impressive over the first two weeks, so they will look to continue that momentum in Week Three.

Topics: Branden Albert, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • kcpauly

    What I keep hearing is KC will probably lose Thurs. because of the short week, well Philly has the same short week and I personally think at this point in the season our coaches outclass their coaches, and team talent wise we have the upper hand there too, offenses are pretty equal on talent but their defense is not even close, I say a win in Philly on Thurs. 24-17 Chiefs, also remember this is our only prime time game of the year I believe, we will be pumped and ready
    Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jim bernard

      I’m with ya pauly!! Lesssssgoooo chiefs!!!

    • KCMikeG

      After what HC Reid has done to turn around this team the players want this game for him even more than he does! Inspiration + Hard Work = Success. They are doing the work and he is making inspirational decisions. As bad as Philly’s D is (542 yards vs SD) and the fact that Vick is a turn over pastry oven under pressure I will add 4 more points and go 28-17 Chief win! It has been a long, painful journey to the Red pants story from the candy bar wrapper caper. This is how it is used to be……thank you Clark Hunt.

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