The Kansas City Chiefs ruled out wide receiver Mecole Hardman for Saturday’s playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a pelvis injury.
Hardman hadn’t practiced all week owing to the same ailment that caused him to miss extended time on injured reserve this season.
“So, really the only person that didn’t practice was Mecole,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Thursday. “We backed off of him just to see if we couldn’t get him back going this week. He’ll most likely be listed as out going forward. It’s not for lack of effort, it’s not (anything else), it’s just the injury. So, he’s working through it.”
Hardman was injured Nov. 6 against the Tennessee Titans and has not played since, although the Chiefs designated him for return from IR on Jan. 4. In his eight games this season (five starts) he had 25 receptions for 297 yards and four touchdowns. He also had two rushing scores.
The other three players on the team’s injury report were all full participants in Thursday’s practice — DE Frank Clark (groin), WR Skyy Moore (hand) and CB L’Jarius Sneed (hip).
Of Clark, Reid said, “I just talked to him, so I can tell you this hot off the press: He actually feels very good and he practiced well today, and really yesterday, too.” –Field Level Media