The final injury report has been released for the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of their AFC Championship game matchup with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The balance regarding players on the final report favors Baltimore, as the Chiefs have already announced several players are out due to injuries.
The Chiefs have officially ruled out offensive guard Joe Thuney and defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi on Friday before the team’s trip to Baltimore. Injured reserve designated players, including wide receiver Skyy Moore and offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho, are also ruled out this Sunday. Mike Edwards (concussion), Isiah Pacheco (ankle/toe), Willie Gay (neck), and Kadarius Toney (hip) are currently listed as questionable as they continue to be evaluated before kickoff.
Thuney’s pectoral injury will hold him out, while Nnadi’s tricep will keep him sidelined for a second consecutive postseason game. Both players did not practice throughout the week, making their availability doubtful well before the team’s final decision.
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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid shared his thoughts on Gay’s injury status and the importance of having him in the lineup earlier in the week’s press conference.
“Willie is a big part of our defense,” said Reid. “I would not slight Drue (Tranquill) for the job he did coming in, but Willie is a good player. He’s part of the success that we’ve had.”
The hip injury that has hampered Toney has allowed him to be a limited participant in practice throughout the week. He’s missed the previous five games, not seeing game action in over a month.