Editor’s note: Every week Kansas City Chiefs Hats , our in-house medical expert, Aaron Borgmann, will share some notes on the injuries coming out of One Arrowhead Drive.LB Ben Niemann — Hamstring strainAs we spoke about last week, the team will want to make sure someone that takes so many reps on special teams is fully ready as to not risk re-injury to avoid further setbacks. Once full practice or no limitation in practice has been designated, like it was Thursday, he’s probably a good bet that the player will be full go for the game.LB Terrace Smith — Shin contusionTypically seen due to a hit from a leg or helmet Kansas City Chiefs Hoodie , shin contusions don’t sound like much but can actually be very painful due to the amount of swelling that can build up in the lower leg compartment. Often, symptoms do not show up until the next day, so the player or medical staff may have not been alerted to it until after the game or even a day or so later. Swelling control and early motion are key here in order for the player to return to practice and play. A shin contusion can be quite debilitating if left untreated, but it sounds like the player is on the correct path to return. Player will be monitored throughout the week and potentially even need additional padding in the game if it is severe enough.LB Dee Ford — Groin strainAs was eluded to by head coach Andy Reid during his press conference today, the player sounds as if he is doing fairly well. “He’s actually doing very well right now. We’re optimistic,” is a great sign for the player’s status. Indications were that this would not be a long-term situation. Not to be understated is the extra day of treatment and rehab due to the Monday night game. The medical staff will undoubtedly ease this player back to action whenever he returns to practice. Any soft tissue muscle strains must be treated with care due to the risk of lingering re-injury. At this player’s position Cheap Customized Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys , speed and quick movement are essential, so if the player does return to practice this week in some capacity, fans can be optimistic as well that all parties feel as if he can contribute on some level.S Eric Berry – Sore heelNO CHANGEAaron Borgmann is the owner of Borgmann Rehab Solutions and a former 12 year NFL Physical Therapist and Athletic TrainerANALYSIS: Chris Jones held out of practice with a “groin strain” We were told today that Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman would miss practice with a groin strain. Obviously, not knowing the severity or location, makes it more difficult to interpret, but since the player finished the game www.thechiefsfootballauthentic.com , we can assume it was mild enough for him to play through at least for now. Soreness can appear post-game, and whether or not imaging was completed can paint a more clear picture. Thigh muscle strains in linemen are certainly less common more so than the skill positions. However, they can be detrimental to performance if lingering issues persist – in defensive linemen, consider drive strength and stability coming off the line as well as lateral movement. If player improves enough to practice this week, we can assume that the strain is mild enough to not warrant concern going forward. Focus on rehabilitation here will be on hydration (as with all muscle injuries) as well as soft tissue work to ensure adequate muscle length and tonicity. Continued strength work will ensure that this player will be able to perform the explosive movement off the line that he needs to in order to perform his job. Watch for practice status going forward.