The Rams were back on the practice field Wednesday, and the injury report looks pretty good as of right now. Ron Bartell was on the field today and he did individual work and some of the team activities, so he looks like he will be able to go Sunday. That’s very good news, because it’s obvious we need him in the game. Jacob Bell was limited with a bruised knee, and he will be evaluated further as the week goes on. Ken Darby and Justin King were also limited today, but the fact that they participated at all is a good sign for this weekend. Newest Rams David Nixon had surgery earlier this week for a fractured hand, but he isn’t being ruled out for Sunday just yet either.
On the Chiefs side, the obvious injury note is quarterback Matt Cassel. For those of you who don’t know, Cassel missed last Sunday’s game after undergoing an emergency appendectomy last week. Cassel has been practicing in a limited fashion this week, but I fully expect him to be under center on Sunday. The Chiefs had 67 total yards in their loss to the Chargers last week, so if he is walking, he will play. I certainly don’t think he will be at 100 percent, but even if he isn’t, he’s still better than backup Brodie (0-10 as an NFL starter) Croyle.