The Kansas City Chiefs released their final injury report before Super Bowl LVIII, they ruled out a pair of offensive lineman, but they might get back one of their offensive weapons.
Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid turned in his team’s final injury report for Super Bowl LVIII. As expected, Pro Guard Joe Thuney will be out, and so will backup Legt Tackle Prince Taga Wanogho. Running Back, Jerrick McKinnon, who was the only Chief listed as Limited, and everyone else was a full participant.
Reid could have his full complement of offensive players available for the Super Bowl, including Wide Receiver Rashee Rice, who had his ankle stepped on Thursday in practice. If McKinnon plays on Sunday, it would be a nice surprise for the Chiefs. Considering his surgery to repair his groin was in December, he looked pretty fluid in practice on Thursday.
Adding credence to his playing time on Sunday, Isiah Pacheco’s primary backup, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, has been battling an illness. If he were to miss the game, and McKinnon is healthy, that’s a big plus for Patrick Mahomes.
McKinnon had one of his best games of his career in a Chiefs uniform last season in San Francisco. Considering this is the team that discarded him three years ago, I’m sure he’s itching to play against his old team.
With Thuney unable to play, Nick Allegretti will start his second straight post season game. He was solid last week, though he had a few break downs in his pass protection, he didn’t have any big mistakes or penalties. That’s all you can ask from your offensive lineman.
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