Injury report update of the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of their Week 6 matchup.
For the second week in a row, the Oakland Raiders will face a divisional foe at home.
Thanks to the Broncos losing on Thursday night (shoutout to the Chargers), the Raiders will have an opportunity to get to 5-1, which would give them sole possession of first place in the AFC West.
In order to get there, they’ll have to overcome several injuries.
Let’s take a look at the injury report for both Oakland and Kansas City ahead of their Week 6 matchup.
Vadal’s situation seems very similar to what happened to Austin Howard earlier in the season. Injured ankle and came out of the game for a small period of time, but returned later and finished the game, and then showed up on the injury report.
Hopefully Vadal’s injury won’t be serious and he won’t miss any time, as Menelik Watson and Matt McCants still aren’t back at practice. But with two missed practices to start the week, that doesn’t seem likely.
Fortunately, Howard is back at practice, so the Raiders should have at least one right tackle available on Sunday.
Another notable injury is that of Latavius Murray, who still has returned to practice thanks to a toe injury. Toe injuries can be tricky, since there isn’t any real rehab for them. So DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard could be given the reigns once again.
Malcolm Smith was limited in practice, but based on how Perry Riley performed in his Raiders debut, the team may not be in a hurry to get Malcolm back on the field.
Clive Walford being on the injury report once again is also notable news. Walford has been a mixed back since the beginning of his rookie season, but the only way he’ll get better is with time on the field.Chiefs:
The most notable thing about the Chiefs injury report is who is missing, and that would be Jamaal Charles.
Charles has made a career out of big games against the Raiders, and regardless of age or injury, he’s a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
Phillip Gaines is a quality cornerback who KC would miss if he didn’t play, but as a full participant, he should be good to go.
The last recognizable name is Sio Moore, who certainly will be very eager to get some revenge on the team that traded him.