The Kansas City Chiefs, who are set to take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, have been hit with some injury setbacks ahead of the big game. Jerick McKinnon has been listed as questionable with a groin injury, while Joe Thuney and Prince Tega Wanogho have both been ruled out due to pectoral and quad injuries respectively.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke about Thuney’s status earlier in the week and hinted that Nick Allegretti, who played well in his place against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC championship game, will be starting in his spot. Despite being a non-participant in practice all week, Reid mentioned that it’s unlikely for Thuney to play due to the severity of his injury.
The team has also suffered another blow as defensive end Charles Omenihu has been placed on injured reserve after injuring his knee during Kansas City’s win over Baltimore in the AFC title game. This means he will be unavailable for Sunday’s game.
Despite these setbacks, the Chiefs remain determined to secure their second straight Super Bowl title. If McKinnon is able to play, he will provide another pass-catching option in the backfield for the team.