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Both 49ers and Chiefs in Good Shape for Super Bowl LVIII, but a Few Players Will Not Be Able to Play

ByEditor

Feb 10, 2024
Joe Thuney ruled out with pectoral issue for Super Bowl 2024; Jerick McKinnon’s status uncertain for game time

As the Super Bowl LVIII approaches, both the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are in good shape. While there are no major concerns on either side, there are a few players who will not be able to play.

For the Chiefs, Charles Omenihu and Joe Thuney have been ruled out with injuries. Thuney suffered a pectoral issue during the team’s playoff game against the Buffalo Bills, while Omenihu sustained an ankle injury earlier in the week. Nick Allegretti will fill in for Thuney, while Rashee Rice, who was reportedly stepped on during practice, will play with no issues. Jerick McKinnon has been activated from injured reserve and is expected to be a game-time decision.

On the other hand, George Kittle and Arik Armstead fully participated in Friday’s practice for the 49ers and were given no injury designation after being limited earlier in the week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said he isn’t worried about their status and that they will both play in the Super Bowl. The game will air on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+.

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