The Kansas City Chiefs have a troubling new injury to monitor this week before their matchup with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship this weekend. The Chiefs already had concerns about the availability of offensive guard Joe Thuney.
Now they have a problem in the backfield.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a new injury to monitor
According to Pete Sweeney, running back Isiah Pacheco suffered a toe injury in the Chiefs’ win over the Buffalo Bills in the Division Round. He will not practice Wednesday.
Wide receiver Skyy Moore, OL Trey Smith, and Thuney will not practice Wednesday.
Catching up here, the #Chiefs say S Mike Edwards (concussion), WR Skyy Moore (IR/knee), RB Isiah Pacheco (toe), RG Trey Smith (illness) and LG Joe Thuney (pec) won't practice Wednesday ahead of the AFC Championship game against the Ravens.
My belief is that this is Nick…
— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) January 24, 2024
Isiah Pacheco expects to play Sunday
Per the NFL Network, Reid said Pacheco’s injury is “getting better.” Pacheco thinks he will be available against the Ravens.
#Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco won't practice today because of a toe injury, per Andy Reid, who says it's "getting better."
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 24, 2024
However, a toe injury is always a cause of concern for a running back. Even if Pecheco can play the Ravens, his toe could limit his abilities in the AFC Championship Game. The Chiefs need their backfield to be effective since the wide receiver corps has struggled in the passing game all season.
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