News: Kelce (ribs) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: Though Coach Andy Reid noted that Kelce has sore ribs, he indicated that the tight end "is okay." As a result, at this stage, Kelce's status for Sunday's game against the Rams does not appear to be in any danger.
News: Hemingway (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Per the Chiefs' official site, Hemingway is doing better than expected at this stage, but for now, the wideout's strained hamstring clouds his Week 8 status. He dropped what would have been a huge gain in last Sunday's win at San Diego, so he'll have to do a better job of hanging on to the ball, if he does see the field this weekend.
News: Charles (head) is not listed on the Chiefs' Wednesday practice participation/injury report, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Though Charles absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter of this past Sunday's game against the Chargers, he finished the contest, and the fact that he is not listed on the Chiefs' injury report Wednesday indicates that his Week 8 playing status is secure.
News: The Chiefs indicated Wednesday that Charles -- who absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit this past Sunday -- has passed a battery of tests and does not display signs of a concussion, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Following comments made by Charles on Tuesday on ESPN Radio, which suggested that the running back had his bell rung Sunday, the team checked Charles out, but team trainer Rick Burkholder indicated that Charles passed all of his concussion tests in advance of Wednesday's practice. "We're not classifying him as having a concussion," Burkholder noted Wednesday. "But as with all of our players, I'll monitor him as he goes and he'll go through practice today."
News: Though Charles absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter of this past Sunday's game against the Chargers, he finished the contest, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Charles has downplayed the situation, indicating that he didn't suffer a concussion on the play, but his Wednesday practice participation will be worth monitoring, given how he subsequently described the way he felt shortly after taking the hit. "It definitely hurt," Charles said Wednesday. "A couple plays later, I just (saw) this light buzz around my eyes and I was trying to catch �em. But I was like, �let's get the ball and run again.'"
News: The Kansas City Chiefs insisted Wednesday that Charles has passed a battery of tests and does not show signs of a concussion, one day after the star running back said he exhibited symptoms in last weekend's win over San Diego.
Impact: Charles took a blow from Brandon Flowers when he dove into the endzone Sunday. Charles popped up and trotted off the field, and trainers met him on the sideline. He remained in the game.