As the Chiefs battled the rain during Tuesday's practice at Missouri Western, the larger storyline for the team was who was not in pads.
Eleven players were sidelined on Tuesday including several key offensive contributors.
The offensive line is currently being must affected by the injury bug. Starting lineman Jeff Allen is still not practicing with a sprained MCL and now after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Monday's practice left tackle and former No. 1 overall draft pick Eric Fisher missed practice.
Fisher was injured when defensive lineman Allen Bailey fell on him in drills on Monday.
Both Allen and Fisher were on the sideline and working out there.
One of the top performers of training camp so far also missed time on Tuesday. Reserve running back Charcandrick West missed practice due to illness. It is not a long-term issue for the second-year back out of Abilene Christian who appears likely to make the final roster as a backup option to Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis.
West carried the ball six times for 49 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals including a 34-yard scamper. He also added three catches for 43 yards.
The defense was not immune to injuries either with undrafted rookie linebacker Justin March suffering a torn meniscus. March has been a fan-favorite in training camp so far and seemed likely to end up on the roster as he was earning snaps with the second unit.
March will undergo surgery Wednesday in Kansas City. He had four tackles against the Cardinals on Saturday.
The Akron product seems determined to not let this setback affect his drive to succeed in the NFL as on Tuesday morning he tweeted out a picture of a lion staring straight ahead while adding, “Mood: ready to attack adversity.”
Other players not practicing on Tuesday were: tight end Demetrius Harris, quarterback Tyler Bray, wide receivers De'Anthony Thomas and Junior Hemingway, nose tackle Dontari Poe, safety Sanders Commings and linebacker Josh Mauga.