Will Terrel Bernard play against Chiefs? Injury updates for Buffalo Bills linebacker

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Update: On Sunday morning, NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe reported that Terrel Bernard is unlikely to play against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, the Buffalo Bills starting lineup will go through a workout pre-game that could give him a shot to play.

The Buffalo Bills are going to try and continue their season against a team that has ended it two of the past three seasons. The Chiefs have been the biggest roadblock in their way toward a Super Bowl appearance and potentially a Lombardi Trophy.

Entering this game unfortunately the Bills are facing a long list of injuries and have already ruled four players out for this game. Surprisingly though one of those players has not been linebacker Terrel Bernard.

The second-year linebacker left last week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an aircast after suffering an ankle injury. There has seemingly been a chance all week that he might play and the team is keeping that option open.

Buffalo Bills list Terrel Bernard as questionable for the AFC Divisional Round

The Bills would end up listing Bernard as questionable for this game even though he hasn't practiced at all this week. According to ESPN's Alaina Getzenberg, McDermott said before practice on Friday that it was really going to come down to how he felt later on Friday and into the weekend.

While him being questionable for this week doesn't close the door, it still seems unlikely that he would play this week. Last week, the Bills listed Rasul Douglas as questionable after he sat out every practice due to a knee injury. However, he would be held out for the game against the Steelers and it could be a similar situation for Bernard in this game.

Even if Bernard is not able to play this week, the linebacker position should be a little healthier as Tyrel Dodson doesn't have an injury designation for this game. He missed last week against the Steelers due to a shoulder injury.

Dodson will likely line up next to A.J. Klein as the veteran replaced Bernard in the game against the Steelers. The experience in this defense should help him on the field but also communicating the play calls from McDermott on the sideline.