Bro­ken leg side­lines Kan­sas City’s Thomas

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - FOOTBALL -

Kan­sas City wide re­ceiver DeAn­thony Thomas broke a leg dur­ing prac­tice and could miss the rest of the sea­son, the lat­est in a string of in­juries to be­fall the Chiefs.

Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Fri­day that Thomas was tak­ing part in Thurs­day’s prac­tice when he got stepped on from be­hind, frac­tur­ing the same leg he broke in a game in De­cem­ber.

“He had what we con­sider a freak ac­ci­dent,” Burkholder said. “All in­di­ca­tions are right now that he won’t need surgery.”

The Chiefs also listed line­backer Justin Hous­ton as doubt­ful for Sun­day night’s game against the Pa­tri­ots be­cause of a ham­string in­jury. Free safety Eric Mur­ray has been ruled out be­cause of an an­kle in­jury and of­fen­sive line­man Lau­rent Du­ver­nayTardif is side­lined be­cause of a bro­ken bone in his leg.

Gi­ants not chang­ing QBs: New York Gi­ants head coach Pat Shur­mur said he is stick­ing with Eli Man­ning as his start­ing quar­ter­back.

Shur­mur never hes­i­tated Fri­day when asked if he was con­sid­er­ing a change in the wake of Thurs­day’s 34-13 loss to the Ea­gles that dropped the Gi­ants to 1-5.

“We be­lieve in Eli,” Shur­mur said.

Alex Tan­ney, who is with his ninth NFL team, and rookie Kyle Lauletta are the other quar­ter­backs on New York’s ros­ter.

Dol­phins’ QB ques­tion­able: Mi­ami quar­ter­back Ryan Tan­nehill is ques­tion­able for Sun­day’s game against Chicago be­cause of shoul­der in­jury.

Tan­nehill was limited in Fri­day’s work­out — the first time he has missed prac­tice time be­cause of the in­jury. He wasn’t on the in­jury re­port last week, but was dur­ing the week of Sept. 24.

Brock Osweiler or David Fales would start at quar­ter­back for Mi­ami if Tan­nehill can’t play.

In­jury re­port: Cleve­land wide re­ceiver Der­rick Wil­lies broke his col­lar­bone in prac­tice and will miss Sun­day’s game against the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers and likely sev­eral more.

Rookie Damion Rat­ley will likely be ac­tive and fill in for Wil­lies as the Browns’ No. 3 re­ceiver be­hind Jarvis Landry and An­to­nio Call­away. Run­ning back Duke John­son, who led the team in re­cep­tions last sea­son, can also line up wide or in the slot.

The Fal­cons will be with­out de­fen­sive tackle Grady Jar­rett (sprained an­kle) and run­ning back Devonta Free­man (foot) for Sun­day’s game against the Buc­ca­neers.

The Jets will be with­out cor­ner­back Buster Skrine (con­cus­sion) and cor­ner­back Tru­maine John­son (quadri­ceps) is doubt­ful for their game against the Colts on Sun­day.

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