From the Truman Sports Complex
RB Kolby Smith suffered a setback in his return from an ankle injury and did not practice with the Chiefs on Thursday. That puts in doubt his ability to play Sunday against the Broncos.
Head coach Todd Haley said that more would be known about Smith and his chances for playing against Denver on Friday.
That leaves only Jamaal Charles and Dantrell Savage as halfbacks on the roster. Savage was limited in Thursday’s practice as he recovers from an ankle injury. Haley said that Savage was better on Thursday than he was on Wednesday.
“We got a Plan B, Plan C ready to go one way or another,” Haley said of the situation at running back. “I think we’ve done the things necessary to be ready. I’m happy we have a guy like Tim Castille that can play both positions, halfback and fullback. We’ll be ready to go regardless. Any time you have an injury, it’s a setback but somebody has to move up and fill the void.”
The Chiefs were outside for practice again on Thursday, in temperatures that were even colder than what they went through Wednesday. The only difference was a bit of sunshine broke through the clouds at times, making it feel a few degrees warmer.
Maybe because of the weather, but the Chiefs were done with practice earlier than normal.
“They were moving fast,” Haley said with smile. “They were in and out of the huddle and off the field quicker.”