Super Bowl Injury Report: Charles Omenihu to Miss 49ers vs Chiefs With Torn ACL
Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images Pictured: Charles Omenihu of the Kansas City Chiefs
All eyes will be on the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers’ injury reports in the lead up to Super Bowl LVIII. There will be plenty of updates along the way, but it’s never too early to take a glimpse at the health of each team.
Super Bowl Injury Report & Updates
The Chiefs suffered a major blow as one of their key pass rushers tore his ACL against the Ravens and will miss the Super Bowl. Omenihu had seven sacks in 11 regular season games, which ranked third on the team. He also made his presence felt in Kansas City’s win over Baltimore with a strip-sack of Lamar Jackson.
— NFL (@NFL) January 29, 2024
Kansas City’s offensive line took a brutal hit as the All-Pro guard hurt his pectoral muscle in the Chiefs’ 27-24 Divisional Round win over the Bills. The Chiefs aren’t ruling Thuney out for the Super Bowl, but reports are he’s a long shot to suit up.
The wideout hasn’t played since injuring his hip in a Week 15 win over the Patriots. However, he caused a stir over the weekend when he went live on Instagram and claimed the Chiefs are lying about his injury in a profanity-ladened tirade. Toney has been a disappointment in his first full season in Kansas City, catching just 27 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown.
The Offensive Player of the Year favorite gave the Niners a scare late in their NFC Championship Game win over the Lions. He went down awkwardly on a late fourth-quarter run and didn’t return. However, reports are it was merely a stinger, and there doesn’t seem to be much – if any – concern about his status for the Super Bowl.
Something to monitor moving forward
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— Dr. Evan Jeffries, DPT (@GameInjuryDoc) January 29, 2024
Head coach Kyle Shanahan told the media on Monday that George Kittle is day-to-day with a toe injury. The perennial Pro Bowler made a modest impact in the passing game against the Lions, catching only two passes for 27 yards. Still, he's a key cog in the 49ers' elite offense as he hauled in 65 passes for 1,020 yards and six touchdowns in the regular season.
Thomas injured his ankle in the fourth quarter trying break up a pass in the end zone and did not return. San Francisco’s yet to provide an update on the cornerback, who had 43 tackles, seven pass breakups, one pick and one forced fumble in 15 games.