Super Bowl 58 Injury Preview: Injury Report for 49ers & Chiefs

We’ve reached the end. Just one game remains in the 2023 NFL season, and there is little surprise two of the healthiest teams will be competing for the Lombardi Trophy.

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Kansas City Chiefs Injuries

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Chris Jones
DE Quad DNP LP LP (-)
Isiah Pacheco
RB Toe / Ankle DNP LP LP (-)
Charles Omenihu
DE Knee DNP DNP DNP Moved To IR
Joe Thuney
G Pectoral DNP DNP DNP Moved To IR
Skyy Moore
WR Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Willie Gay Jr.
LB Neck LP FP FP (-)
L’Jarius Sneed
CB Calf LP FP FP (-)
Prince Tega Wanogho
OT Quad FP FP LP Questionable
Blaine Gabbert
QB Oblique FP FP FP (-)
Richie James
WR Foot FP FP FP (-)
Rashee Rice
WR Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Drue Tranquill
LB Knee FP FP FP (-)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
WR Oblique FP FP FP (-)
Jerick McKinnon
RB Groin (-) (-) (-) Questionable

– All Pro guard Joe Thuney was inactive against Baltimore due to a pectoral injury and he will be inactive on Sunday evening after being moved to the IR on Saturday.

Thuney was Pro Football Focus’s highest-graded pass blocking guard in 2023, allowing just two sacks on 809 pass-blocking snaps.

In the AFC title game, Nick Allegretti started at left guard and allowed a team-high four pressures and one sack. However, he was still the team’s highest-graded pass blocker on PFF.

Allegretti actually started at left guard for the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, allowing seven total pressures in the loss to Tampa Bay.

Jerick McKinnon was activated from the IR on Saturday and is officially questionable for Super Bowl Sunday. He hasn’t played since injuring his groin in Week 15.

The backup running back did have 25 catches for the Chiefs prior to the injury and could be a factor in the passing game if he’s active.

Willie Gay was a late scratch in the AFC title game due to his neck injury.

Gay originally suffered the injury against Buffalo in the Divisional Round and was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday last week before sitting out Friday’s practice.

However, he will be active for the Super Bowl after full participation in practice on Thursday and Friday.

Kadarius Toney hasn’t played since Week 15 due to ankle and hip injuries, but Toney claimed the injuries were not true in an Instagram Live broadcast after being ruled out on Sunday.

This isn’t the first time Toney has claimed his health has been falsified. He made similar claims when he was with the New York Giants shortly before being traded to Kansas City.

According to the Chiefs, Toney was also held out of the game due to personal reasons following the birth of his daughter on Saturday.

Andy Reid refuted Toney’s claims last week, and the team expects him to be on the practice field when they reconvene on Thursday. Toney was not listed on any injury reports this week, but there are serious doubts he will be active on Sunday.

Charles Omenihu suffered a torn ACL in the AFC Championship Game and won’t get to face his former team in the Super Bowl. He finished third on the Chiefs in sacks despite serving a six-game suspension to start the season.

George Karlaftis and Mike Danna combined for nine quarterback pressures in the win over the Ravens.

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Kansas City Chiefs Injured Reserve

Player Position Date Added Injury Eligible to Return
Joe Thuney G 2/10/2024 Pectoral N/A
Charles Omenihu DT 2/7/2024 Knee N/A
Derrick Nnadi DT 1/27/2024 Triceps N/A
Cam Jones LB 1/17/2024 Chest N/A
Bryan Cook S 12/9/2023 Ankle Week 18
Prince Tega Wanogho T 9/27/2023 Quadriceps Week 8
Nikko Remigio
WR 8/30/2023 Wrist Week 5
Joe Fortson TE 8/15/2023 Shoulder N/A
Nazeeh Johnson DB 7/30/2023 Knee N/A

San Francisco 49ers Injuries

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Trent Williams OT Resting Player DNP (-) (-)  (-)
Arik Armstead DE Knee, Foot LP LP FP  (-)
Oren Burks
LB Shoulder LP LP FP  (-)
George Kittle
TE Toe LP LP FP  (-)
Ambry Thomas
CB Ankle LP LP FP  (-)
Kalia Davis
DT Ankle FP FP FP Questionable

George Kittle emerged from the NFC Championship Game with a toe injury, but the 49ers consider him day-to-day at this point. He will be active after being limited in just one practice last week.

2023 was a bounce-back year for Kittle, who played in 16 games for the first time since 2018 and topped 1,000 receiving yards for the first time since 2019.

Ambry Thomas is also considered day-to-day after picking up an ankle injury in the NFC Championship Game. Thomas was ruled out after playing 37 snaps and was replaced by Deommodore Lenoir.

Just like Kittle, Thomas will be active thanks to the two week recovery time.

– There seemed to be some concern that Christian McCaffrey could be injured after the big hit he took on his final carry of Sunday’s win, but he’s considered healthy by the team and isn’t dealing with a head or shoulder injury.

Despite the early exit, McCaffrey still played 60 of 66 snaps against the Lions and scored a pair of touchdowns.

San Francisco 49ers Injured Reserve

Player Position Date Added Injury Eligible to Return
Clelin Ferrell EDGE 1/20/2024 Knee N/A
Ross Dwelley TE 1/6/2024 Ankle N/A
Kalia Davis DT 12/20/2023 Ankle Divisional Round
George Odum S 11/27/2023 Biceps Week 17
Telanoa Hufanga S 11/21/2023 Knee Week 16
Nick Zakelj OL 11/15/2023 Bicep Week 15
Drake Jackson DL 11/11/2023 Knee Week 14
Danny Gray
WR 8/31/2023 Shoulder N/A
Cameron Latu TE 8/29/2023 Knee N/A

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