O'Daniel (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. O'Daniel sat out last week's divisional-round win over the Colts due to calf and ankle injuries, and continues to manage the latter. The rookie third-round pick may need to practice in some capacity this week for any chance of suiting up for Sunday's AFC Championship Game versus the Patriots. Ben Niemann likely will receive another slight uptick in rotational snaps if O'Daniel is unable to go.
The Chiefs have listed O'Daniel (calf) as inactive for Saturday's AFC divisional-round contest against the Colts, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. O'Daniel was deemed doubtful heading into the weekend, so no surprise here. His absence figures to give Ben Niemann a slight increase in rotational snaps at linebacker.
O'Daniel (calf/ankle) is officially listed as doubtful for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Colts. O'Daniel did not practice in any extent this week and thus appears to be trending towards missing his first game of the season. Ben Niemann should benefit from a slight uptick in rotational snaps if O'Daniel is unable to suit up versus Indianapolis.
O'Daniel was held out of Tuesday's practice due to calf and ankle injuries, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. O'Daniel saw a decent portion of snaps over the last half of the season while operating as a backup linebacker. There's no indication to this point that his injury is severe, but if he's forced to miss Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Colts, it'll likely mean a much larger workload for fellow backup Ben Niemann. O'Daniels' ability to practice the rest of the week will give a better indication of his status for Saturday's game.
O'Daniel (thumb) was seen in full pads during Saturday's practice, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports. O'Daniel missed this entire week of practice after suffering a thumb injury, but he looks to be back to full health given his return Saturday. O'Daniel, who was selected with the 100th overall pick in the 2018 draft, is in line to play a reserve role at linebacker this season.