West (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Raiders. The Chiefs' short turnaround after their Week 6 loss to the Steelers didn't help West's chances of suiting up Thursday. He'll now take aim at a return to action Oct. 30 against the Broncos, while Akeem Hunt and C.J. Spiller are in line for snaps behind starting running back Kareem Hunt in Week 7.
West (concussion) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. West remains in concussion protocol after suffering the head injury in Sunday's game against the Chiefs. With the Chiefs on a short week due to their Thursday night game in Oakland, the chances of West being active seem unlikely. As a result, Kansas City re-signed C.J. Spiller to add depth to the running back position.
West officially has been diagnosed with a concussion after exiting Sunday's contest and entering the protocol, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports. As a result of West's placement in the protocol, the Chiefs re-signed C.J. Spiller to add a veteran pass-catching presence out of the backfield. It's a short turnaround for Kansas City this week with a Thursday night tilt ahead. If he's unable to gain clearance ahead of kickoff, expect Spiller and Akeem Hunt to spell starter Kareem Hunt against the Raiders.
West is being evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Steelers. Kareem Hunt continues to head the Chiefs' rushing attack Sunday, but Akeem Hunt is next up for complementary looks in the team's backfield while West is banged up.
West rushed once for two yards and caught five passes for 33 yards during Monday's victory over the Redskins. West didn't see a ton of run in the contest until late in the fourth quarter, but it's worth noting he was on the field for most of the team's two-minute drill. He remains a handcuff option behind Kareem Hunt, but it's unlikely there's much shift in workload moving forward.
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