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Tyler Higbee, C.J. Uzomah & Cam Akers Among Key Injuries to Watch for Super Bowl 56

Tyler Higbee, C.J. Uzomah & Cam Akers Among Key Injuries to Watch for Super Bowl 56 article feature image
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Photo by Harry How/Getty Images. Pictured: Tyler Higbee #89 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates

Super Bowl 56 is set with the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.

According to the latest Super Bowl odds, the Rams are 4-point favorites over the Bengals with the over/under sitting at 49.5.

There’s now the long wait between the conference championship games and Super Bowl 56, and a key storyline ever year is how injuries will affect the game.

Luckily for the Bengals and Rams, there aren’t any major injuries (that we know of) at this point, but remember, it’s often role players making key plays that ultimately determines which team will raise the Lombardi Trophy.

With this in mind, let’s take an early look at the most important injuries that bettors should monitor ahead of Super Bowl 56.

2022 Super Bowl Injury Report

Tyler Higbee Injury Status

Perhaps the biggest Super Bowl injury status to monitor over the next two weeks is that of Rams tight end Tyler Higbee, who had to leave Sunday’s NFC Championship Game after suffering a knee injury.

Kendall Blanton filled in admirably in Higbee’s absence, snagging five balls for 57 yards, but there’s no doubt that head coach Sean McVay would love to have his full complement of weapons to deploy against the Bengals.

At this point, little is known about Higbee’s status for Super Bowl 56, but we’ll continue to monitor and update as more information becomes available.

C.J. Uzomah Injury Status

Similar to L.A., Cincinnati lost its starting tight after C.J. Uzomah suffered an MCL sprain in the first quarter of the AFC Championship Game and would not return.

Uzomah sounds hopeful that an extra week off will help him get healthy enough to play in Super Bowl 56, but only time will tell.

Cam Akers Injury Status

Rams stud running back Cam Akers left Sunday’s game briefly after injuring his shoulder in the first half, but returned to action before ultimately rushing for 48 yards on 13 carries.

There’s little reason to think that shoulder injury will affect Akers’ status for the Super Bowl, but it’s worth keeping an eye on just in case.

Van Jefferson Injury Status

Similar to Akers, Van Jefferson left Sunday’s game but was able to return to action.

Jefferson, who was already dealing with a knee injury heading into the NFC Championship Game, exited in the second quarter due to a sore knee.

But again, just like Akers, Jefferson was able to get back into the game.

With two weeks off, it’s reasonable to expect that Jefferson should be ready to play in Super Bowl 56.

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