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AFC West injury report

11/26/2010

A look at the injury status for key players in the AFC West heading into Week 12:

For San Diego, tight end Antonio Gates is listed as questionable to play Sunday night at Indianapolis with a foot injury that has kept him out of the past two games. However, he didn’t practice Friday after being limited Thursday. He will likely be a game-time decision.

Rookie running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) is doubtful to play. He didn’t play Monday night against Denver. Backup Mike Tolbert had 111 yards on the ground and he expected to start against the Colts. Starting receiver Malcom Floyd is questionable to play with a hamstring injury that he aggravated Monday night. He was limited Friday after not practicing earlier in the week. Receiver Legedu Naanee practiced fully Friday and he is probable to play for the first time in a month. He will likely start alongside Vincent Jackson, who is eligible to play after ending his holdout and serving three games on a roster-exemption list.

Gates’ backups Randy McMichael (hamstring) is probable and Kris Wilson (back) is questionable. Guard Louis Vasquez (neck) is questionable. He didn’t practice all week.

  • For Kansas City, standout cornerback Brandon Flowers is doubtful to play with a hamstring injury. Rookie receiver/running back/returner Dexter McCluster (ankle) and rookie tight end Tony Moeaki (head) are questionable. Both have players have been practicing fully. McCluster has missed the past four games and Moeaki missed one game. The Chiefs offense will be in good shape at Seattle with these two dynamic youngsters in the game. Also, offensive lineman Ryan Lilja (foot) and Branden Albert (groin) are questionable to play against the Seahawks.

  • For Denver, the team is hopeful linebackers Robert Ayers (foot) and D.J. Williams (concussion) will be ready to play Sunday against St. Louis. Ayers is probable to play after missing several games and Williams is questionable. He suffered the concussion Monday night at San Diego.