Super Bowl 58 Injury Report: Latest Updates On Key 49ers & Chiefs Players
Just one game remains in the 2023 NFL season. There is little to no surprise that two of the healthiest teams will compete for the Lombardi Trophy. While there is a two-week break from Championship week until Super Bowl 58, there are still some critical NFL injuries to note before the big game. Handicappers must monitor for news before betting on Super Bowl 58 odds. The most notable players we must monitor this week are Chiefs All-Pro guard Joe Thuney, 49ers star WR Deebo Samuel, and LB Willie Gay.
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Notable NFL INJURIES To monitor
Here’s a roundup of the most notable NFL injuries heading into Super Bowl LVIII after Wednesday’s initial injury report.
Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
G Joe Thuney
Thuney is holding out dwindling hope he’ll be able to play in Super Bowl LVIII after missing the AFC Championship Game with a pectoral injury. “Feeling alright,” Thuney said Wednesday. “Just trying to control what I can control, and I think we’ll know more as the game gets closer.”
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thuney’s chances to be active for the game are “slim.” Nick Allegretti is preparing to fill in for Thuney, a three-time Super Bowl champion, as he did in Kansas City’s victory at Baltimore two weeks ago.
Thuney was Pro Football Focus’s highest-graded pass-blocking guard, allowing just two sacks on 809 pass-blocking snaps. In the AFC title game, Nick Allegretti started at left guard and allowed a team-high four pressures and one sack. However, he was still the team’s highest-graded pass blocker on PFF.
RB Isiah Pacheco
Pacheco (toe) is expected to be “good to go” for the game.
RB Jerick McKinnon
As per HC Andy Reid, McKinnon is not practicing. “I’d tell you it’s slim for him to be out there,” Reid said during his press conference on February 6.
If McKinnon does manage to return, he will be a passing situation back, where he excels as a route-runner and pass-protector. Stay tuned to the Chiefs mid-week practice report for further updates on McKinnon’s status.
WR Skyy Moore
Skyy Moore is officially back on the Chiefs’ active roster.
According to the transaction wire, Kansas City activated Moore off of injured reserve. Moore has not played since suffering a knee injury during the Chiefs’ Week 15 victory over the Patriots. He was designated to return earlier in the postseason, but he tweaked his knee during practice and was unavailable. If he does return, Moore should retain a small role in a Kansas City receiving corps with modest options behind No. 1 Rashee Rice.
WR Kadarius Toney
Toney hasn’t played since Week 15 due to ankle and hip injuries. He claimed the injuries were invalid in an Instagram Live broadcast after being ruled out on Championship Sunday. This isn’t Toney’s first claim that his health has been falsified. He made similar claims when he was with the New York Giants shortly before being traded to Kansas City.
Andy Reid spoke on Wednesday of the possibility of Toney being on the field for the Super Bowl. “We’ll see”, he said.
LB Willie Gay
After missing most of the AFC Divisional game and all of the AFC Championship, Gay no longer carries an injury designation heading into Super Bowl Sunday. The linebacker was listed as a full participant in Friday’s pre-Super Bowl week practice for Kansas City.
DE Charles Omenihu
Omenihu suffered a torn ACL in the AFC Championship Game and won’t get to face his former team in the Super Bowl. He finished third on the Chiefs in sacks despite serving a six-game suspension to start the season.
San Francisco 49ers Injuries
WR Deebo Samuel
Despite Samuel’s shoulder injury concerns over the last two weeks, the team removed him from any injury designation ahead of Super Bowl Sunday. There was worry that his shoulder injury would cause him to miss the NFC Championship Game. Not only was that not the case, but he ended up leading the 49ers in receiving with eight receptions for 89 yards.
TE George Kittle
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan described Kittle as day-to-day with a toe injury. He is expected to be a full-go for the Super Bowl. It would be an absolute shock if Kittle isn’t active for the Super Bowl.
Kittle was asked about his toe injury. He said it’s “not a big deal.” I wouldn’t worry too much about it. He’s had extra time to rest the toe and heal up.
CB Ambry Thomas
Thomas is considered day-to-day after picking up an ankle injury in the NFC Championship Game. Thomas was ruled out after playing 37 snaps and was replaced by Deommodore Lenoir. Like Kittle, Thomas seems to be on track to play against the Chiefs, as two full weeks is a lot of time to heal up a “day-to-day” injury. However, if he is inactive, Lenoir would slide to the outside, with Logan Ryan filling in as the slot cornerback.
DT Arik Armstead
Kyle Shanahan confirmed on Wednesday that Armstead returned to practice in a limited capacity. Like the other 49ers players who missed practices, Armstead is expected to be a full-go in the Super Bowl.
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