The “illness” that kept Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe out of practice on Wednesday and offensive guard Brian Waters to miss two days of practice so far is flu-like symptoms. Waters returned to practice on Friday morning. To make sure there are no more issues before Sunday’s playoff game with Baltimore, head coach Todd Haley is stressing for everyone to keep their hands clean. “We had a lesson…kindergarten rules…washing your hands, warm water, two minutes,” Haley told reporters on Thursday.
Bowe was back at full speed and Haley was not too concerned with the veteran Waters. Haley sort of side stepped the question of whether Waters would play if he didn’t practice, but Haley mentioned Waters has been around long enough which would indicate to me that if Waters can walk, he’ll play Sunday against Baltimore. Given that he was back at practice this morning, he should be ready to go for sure on Sunday.
For the most part the Chiefs are relatively healthy while the Ravens are approaching this week with some caution with some big names hobbled by injuries. Safety Ed Reed (chest) was limited in practice on Thursday. Linebacker Terrell Suggs (knee) did not practice and wide receivers Derrick Mason and David Reed along with offensive tackle Michael Oher were back to full participation at practice.