KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker won’t play in Thursday evening’s recreation towards the Los Angeles Chargers due to an ankle damage.
The Chargers, in the meantime, can be with out beginning huge receiver Keenan Allen, who suffered a hamstring damage in Los Angeles’ Week 1 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Chiefs listed Butker as out — as did the Chargers with Allen and tight finish Donald Parham Jr. (hamstring) — for the sport on their closing damage report of the week.
The Chiefs this week signed former New York Jets kicker Matt Ammendola to their apply squad, and he might be elevated to their lively roster in time for Thursday evening’s recreation. Ammedola, who kicked for the Chiefs throughout their solely apply session of the week on Tuesday, made 13 of 19 discipline targets for the Jets final season.
Butker injured his left ankle on a kickoff throughout Sunday’s win towards the Cardinals in Arizona. Coach Andy Reid blamed the accidents to Butker and cornerback Trent McDuffie on what he stated was free turf on the lately re-sodded discipline in Arizona.
McDuffie was positioned on injured reserve this due to a hamstring damage.
After his damage, Butker made three PATs and a 54-yard discipline objective. Security Justin Reid dealt with kickoffs and went 1-of-2 on PATs.
Chargers coach Brandon Staley had stated Tuesday that it wasn’t “trying nice” that Allen, who has been chosen to 5 Professional Bowls in his profession, would be capable of play on Thursday evening. Allen had 4 catches for 66 yards earlier than departing within the first half on Sunday due to his damage.
With Allen out, anticipate receivers Joshua Palmer, DeAndre Carter and Jalen Guyton to see elevated alternative.
Additionally, Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson was restricted Wednesday and is formally questionable. He has a “50-50” likelihood of taking part in, Staley stated earlier this week.
“He is enhancing,” Staley stated Tuesday. “He is headed in the precise course, however I believe there may be nonetheless loads to be determined earlier than recreation time on Thursday evening.”
Jackson underwent ankle surgical procedure on Aug. 23 and was given a two-to-four week timetable to return. He was inactive towards the Raiders.
ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry contributed to this report.