Flowers optimistic he’ll be able to play Sunday
10/04/2013 4:40 PM
10/04/2013 4:40 PM
Brandon Flowers is officially listed as questionable because of knee swelling on the Chiefs' latest official injury report, which was released Friday.
The veteran cornerback, however, is optimistic he'll be able to play in the Chiefs' road test against Tennessee on Sunday at LP Field.
“I'm feeling better, feeling better,” Flowers said. “I'm looking forward to going out there and playing this week. I wanted to play last week and I wasn't able to, so it's definitely going to feel good getting back out there with these boys.”
Flowers first appeared on the injury report after the Chiefs' 17-16 win over Dallas on Sept. 15, but participated in their 26-16 win over Philadelphia only a few days later, on Sept. 19. Flowers said the quick turnaround made the injury worse, which is why he missed the Chiefs' win over New York on Sunday.
“Coming off the Cowboys game, I just didn't have enough time for it to (heal),” Flowers said. “I tried to go out there, then it got hit a couple times, so it definitely set me back a little bit. I couldn't go against the Giants but I feel a lot better this week so hopefully I'll be good from now on.”
Flowers is one of three Chiefs listed as questionable for Sunday's game, along with tight end Anthony Fasano, who has missed the last two games with ankle and knee ailments, and safety Kendrick Lewis, who has a sprained ankle but played in the win over the Giants on Sunday.
Tight end Travis Kelce (knee) and tackle Eric Fisher (concussion) are the only Chiefs officially ruled out for Sunday's game, while running back Jamaal Charles, who sat out practice Wednesday due to blisters on his feet, headlines a list of several Chiefs who are listed as probable and will almost certainly play.
Among them are punter Dustin Colquitt (knee sprain), guard Jeff Allen (groin), guard Jon Asamoah (knee), center Rodney Hudson (shin), tight end Sean McGrath (knee), fullback Anthony Sherman (knee), cornerback Marcus Cooper (knee/thigh) and linebacker James-Michael Johnson (thumb).