The Kansas City Chiefs will be missing key players for Super Bowl LVIII. Joe Thuney and Prince Tega Wanogho are both out due to injury. Thuney has a pectoral injury, while Wanogho has a quad injury. Jerick McKinnon is listed as questionable with a groin injury, and his availability for the game is uncertain. Thuney and McKinnon have both been limited in practice this week due to their injuries.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid had previously addressed Thuney’s status, confirming that Nick Allegretti would likely be starting in his place. With Thuney’s injury being a strength issue, it has impacted his ability to play. In addition to the offensive injuries, Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu has been placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury sustained in the AFC title game. This means that he will also miss the Super Bowl.
Despite the setbacks, the Chiefs are still one win away from securing their fourth Super Bowl victory and potentially becoming back-to-back champions. However, they are facing significant challenges due to the absence of key players. If McKinnon is able to play, it will provide the team with another option for pass catching in the backfield. This could be a crucial factor in the team’s performance in the Super Bowl.