Head coach Andy Reid gave Super Bowl sports bettors a piece of advice relating to a Kansas City Chiefs injury. The Chiefs are dealing with a few significant injuries before the Super Bowl.
The Kansas City Chiefs placed a DE on IR
The Chiefs placed defensive end Charles Omenihu on injured reserve Wednesday for an ACL injury. Fortunately for the Chiefs, the open roster spot allowed them to activate wide receiver Skyy Moore off injured reserve.
Joe Thuney missed practice on Wednesday
Offensive guard Joe Thuney missed Chiefs practice on Wednesday due to a pectoral injury. Thuney suffered the injury in the Chiefs’ win over the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round. He missed the Chiefs’ victory over the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.
Super Bowl LVIII Wednesday injury report: pic.twitter.com/rCg4fDHAZE
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 8, 2024
Andy Reid gives sports bettors some advice
On Tuesday night, Reis said it was a longshot for Thuney to play in the Super Bowl. According to Adam Schefter with ESPN, Reid said Wednesday he would “bet” Nick Allegretti starting and playing in place of Thuney on Sunday:
Chiefs left guard Nick Allegretti practiced today in place of Joe Thuney, who has a pectoral injury. “I would probably bet towards Allegretti playing,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told pool reporter Peter King. “For Joe, it’s a strength thing. Right now, it’s not strong enough.”
A pec injury is hard for an offensive lineman to play through. As Reid said, Thuney has lost strength because of the injury. Even if he could be medically cleared to play, Thuney would not be at the same All-Pro level he typically is. Allegretti is likely playing guard at practice better than Thuney can due to the injury.
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