[Topeka Capital-Journal] The Chiefs will get one major piece back Thursday, and maybe more.
Guard Brian Waters, who injured his knee in the Chiefs win over St. Louis, should play Thursday, Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Tuesday.
It took Waters just 16 days to recover from the injury which had him carted off the Edwards Jones Dome field with an air cast on his leg. His return is none too soon, with the playoff hunt heating up.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez (shoulder) and linebacker Derrick Johnson (ankle) are both questionable for Thursday, though Gonzalez’s return seems more likely. Gonzalez wanted to play in strictly passing situations last week, though he didn’t end up dressing out. Johnson, who was the team’s leading tackler and No. 2 sack man until he went down against St. Louis, only recently resumed running on the bad ankle and said Monday that his lateral movement was still limited. He said he wouldn’t know if he could play until Wednesday.