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Kansas City Chiefs Banged Up Going Into Thursday’s Huge Matchup with Chargers

Some top offensive players will be missing and others may not play on Thursday night when two of the NFL’s highest-scoring teams, the Chiefs and Chargers, meet at Arrowhead Stadium, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

The 11-2 Chiefs, who lead the NFL in scoring with more than 36 points a game, will be without wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who has a foot injury. The Chiefs may be without starting running back Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring), left guard Cam Erving (knee) and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (heel, wrist).

Ware and Erving, who did not work on Tuesday in Kansas City’s only practice session of the week, were listed as doubtful to play on the Chiefs’ final injury report of the week. Hill was listed as questionable, but he was able to finish last week’s game after being injured, and coach Andy Reid said on Monday he thought Hill would play.

Chris Conley will replace Watkins, who missed three of the last four games. Without Ware, the Chiefs’ lead back would be veteran Damien Williams, who has played sparingly and rushed for 53 yards and caught nine passes. Veteran Jeff Allen replaced Erving in last week’s game against the Ravens.

Also for the Chiefs, safety Eric Berry is listed as questionable to play. Berry hasn’t played all season because of a heel injury.

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