Good News on Tamba, No Word Yet On Houston

From the Truman Sports Complex

When Tamba Hali left Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday after the Chiefs game, he was on crutches because of his sprained right ankle.

Monday morning when he showed up at the team facility, he was down to one crutch and he was able to stand in the club’s therapy pool and begin his work to get back on the field.

“It’s a slight ankle sprain and he was moving around a little better today than he was yesterday after the game,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. “I think he and the doctors, everybody felt better after the MRI; it was a positive from what we saw.”

“He made big improvement from yesterday, but we’ve got to see how he does. He came in on one crutch today so we are making progress.

They tried to get an MRI on the dislocated right elbow of Justin Houston, but it was so badly swollen that doctors felt they couldn’t get the type of view they needed. They will continue to work to get the swelling down.

“It was swollen after the game,” Reid said of Houston’s elbow. “They tried to keep the swelling down, but it was puffing up and then overnight it was swollen even more.”

Reid touched on other injuries:

  • LG Jeff Allen has a groin strain. “He was able to finish the game and he’s a little sore today,” Reid said.
  • RG Jon Asamoah did not play because of a shoulder contusion and “he’s making progress,” said the coach.
  • DE Mike DeVito “is making progress with his sprained knee.”
  • RT Eric Fisher is doing better with his shoulder injury.

4 Responses to “Good News on Tamba, No Word Yet On Houston”

  • November 25, 2013  - R W says:

    Tamba is a warrior and would easily make my alltime Chiefs roster so if he can go, he will. Justin’s injury is a bit more dicey.
    I asked my local doc about his injury this morning and, cutting thru all the medtalk, controlling/reducing the inflammation is key. My doc thinks a tight compression wrap w tape could see #50 playing but only if the swelling is down..and out.

    Of course, the local doc, a very good guy
    , cautions that his are only opinions offered from afar and that any injury has its own anomalies depending on the person.

    Still, I take hope from this. FYI everyone.

  • November 25, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    Always very frustrating when your key guys go down. We are now quickly catching up with some of the other teams that are riddled with major injuries. One of the reasons that the Texans are struggling with a 2-9 season. Same goes for the Falcons. Two teams that were picked early to have great seasons.

  • November 25, 2013  - el cid says:

    It is hard if not impossible to replace two of your best on defense but Sutton cannot throw his hands and say, game over, got no answer. No, he has to come up with a plan to answer what Denver and Manning do.

    Remember in Stram’s day, he ran out of WRs. He did not have the media coverage coaches face today. Game day, he ran double TE ALL DAY LONG. And we beat the raiders. He and his coaches put together a plan the team could succeed in and executed it.

  • November 25, 2013  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Things may be looking better today than they were yesterday. It would be great if we have at least one of our outside studs to help pressure Manning. IF we can have both it would be a real bonus. Sounds like Hali might be day to day while Houston may be week to week.

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