The Kansas City Chiefs have announced some of their injury report, with the official report coming shortly for their Week 5 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Andy Reid spoke to the media Friday afternoon, and per B.J. Kissel, Reid announced safety Eric Berry will miss his third straight game. Reid also said that running back/special teamer De'Anthony Thomas is "good to go", which likely means he will make his NFL debut this weekend.
Eric Berry suffered an ankle injury in Week 2, and missed Weeks 3 and 4. The Chiefs won both games with a solid defensive effort. They would certainly prefer to have Berry in the lineup, but they have found ways to make do. Ron Parker has started in his place, and will continue to do so this weekend. The potential impact there is with Marcus Cooper's ankle injury. Parker would be the guy to slot in if Cooper could not go, or got hurt during the game. With Berry out, rookie Phillip Gaines would be the next man up. Cooper seems likely to play, but he is one guy 49ers fans will want to keep an eye on throughout Sunday's game.
De'Anthony Thomas was a full participant on Wednesday and Thursday after opening the season with a hamstring injury. If active, he would likely serve as the Chiefs primary punt return man, with Knile Davis handling kick returns. The 49ers struggled in the return game last week, with Darren Sproles breaking one after some poor play by the gunners. The 49ers will need to maintain discipline against the speedy DAT.
Arrowhead Pride does not expect much from him in the offense. They could see him getting a package of plays, but they also think it will be fairly limited for now.