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Hali listed as 50-50; Fisher won't play

1/3/2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs remained hopeful that outside linebacker Tamba Hali, who has had swelling in his knee, would be available for Saturday's wild-card game against the Colts in Indianapolis (4:35 p.m. ET, NBC). Hali was listed as questionable, meaning he has a 50-50 chance of playing, on the Chiefs' injury report.

Hali didn't play in last week's game in San Diego nor did he practice this week. The Chargers' game was only the second of his career that Hali has missed because of injury, the other happening in 2008.

The Chiefs are still hoping to pair Hali with outside linebacker Justin Houston, who on Saturday will play for the first time in six weeks. Houston dislocated his elbow in a Nov. 24 game against the Chargers. Both players had 11 sacks this season.

If Hali can't play, he would be replaced by veteran Frank Zombo. Zombo did a nice job of filling in for Houston. Zombo had two sacks and an interception in five starts.

The Chiefs will play against the Colts without rookie right tackle Eric Fisher, the first pick in this year's draft. Fisher injured his groin in practice this week and was listed as out for the game on the injury report.

He will be replaced by Donald Stephenson, who started three games for Fisher this season and four for Branden Albert at left tackle. Albert missed the last four games with a hyperextended knee and will play on Saturday for the first time since the injury.