The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have much trouble beating the Oakland Raiders to remain undefeated this season, despite losing tackle Branden Albert to knee and elbow injuries during the game.
Still, it’s lucky that the Chiefs won’t be missing their starting left tackle going into this week’s game against the Houston Texans.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that head coach Andy Reid expects Albert back in the lineup after the Chiefs ruled out any serious injury to the tackle.
“I think he’ll be OK,” Reid said, per the Kansas City Star. “It doesn’t seem too severe.”
Unfortunately, a few of Kansas City’s other injuries seem less clear. Cornerback Brandon Flowers, who missed Sunday’s victory with a knee injury, is still dealing with inflammation, and could be limited in practice this week and a game time decision on Sunday.
Tight end Anthony Fasano, who has missed the previous three games with ankle and knee injuries, could potentially return to practice Wednesday. This would certainly help the Chiefs, who have already taken hits to the tight end position with injuries to Tony Moeaki and Travis Kelce earlier this season. There has been speculation the the Kansas Chiefs could trade back for Atlanta Falcons’ tight end Tony Gonzalez, but the Falcons have repeatedly denied any interest in trading him.