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 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 did not participate in Monday's practice due to a thumb injury, ArrowheadPride.com reports.
O'Daniel, who was selected 100th overall by the Chiefs in April, is nursing what appears to be a minor thumb injury. His status for Thursday's preseason opener against the Texans is now up in the air as a result. Terrance Smith and Raymond Davison could see additional reps behind starting inside linebackers Anthony Hitchens and Reggie Ragland during O'Daniel's potential absence.
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