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Chiefs’ Justin Houston practices but Brandon Flowers hurts knee

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 3:13 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 4:11 p.m.

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston was a full participant in Friday’s practice and is probable for Sunday’s game against Oakland but cornerback Brandon Flowers hurt his left knee in practice and is questionable for Sunday.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Flowers, who already has been dealing with a balky right knee, tweaked his other knee in practice, while Kendrick Lewis practiced “a little bit” and is making progress as he recovers from a sprained ankle. Reid did not offer more information on the status of either player, but Lewis is also listed as questionable.

Reid said that although Houston fully took part in Friday’s light practice, he hasn’t yet been cleared to play.

“You don’t do that until Sunday,” Reid said.

Houston suffered a head/neck injury in last Sunday’s win at Tennessee and was undergoing NFL protocol for a concussion, even though Reid said Wednesday that Houston was cleared of any concussion signs. Houston also participated in practice on a limited basis Thursday.

Reid called the protocol for concussion testing “extensive.”

“The last thing they have is the neurologist who cleared him to practice,” Reid said. “But there’s a bunch of different steps.”

Tight ends Anthony Fasano (ankle/knee) and Travis Kelce (knee) did not practice. Kelce has been declared out for Sunday while Fasano is doubtful.

Running back Jamaal Charles (toes), receiver Donnie Avery (shoulder), punter Dustin Colquitt (knee), guard Jeff Allen (groin), tackle Eric Fisher (concussion), tight end Sean McGrath (knee), guard/tackle Geoff Schwartz (tricep), fullback Anthony Sherman (knee) and linebacker Dezman Moses (toe) are all probable and expected to play Sunday.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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