NFL Wild Card Playoff Injury Report: Will Kadarius Toney Play? Miami Dolphins Face Raheem Mostert Dilemma

Published 01/12/2024, 8:24 AM EST

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The Chiefs will take on the Dolphins in their biggest game of the season so far. Coming to the January 13 wild card game, the defending champions are facing uncertainty over their best WR, Kadarius Toney. And it is definitely not good news for Patrick Mahomes.

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The Dolphins, on the other hand, should be concerned with the current status of their leading pass rusher Raheem Mostert. Especially after the productivity he has had in the season. If either side misses these big names, that would significantly weaken their offense.

Kadarius Toney and Raheem Mostert: Questionable

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Toney is a receiver that Mahomes can depend on in such crucial games, and not having him at 100% might affect the quarterback’s productivity. But what if he was to miss out on the WR completely? The possibility can’t be ruled out after Toney had limited practice for 3 straight days with a hip and ankle issue.

Mostert has been on a stroll in the season, but will he be at his best against the Chiefs? Or will he make it to the roster at all? Mike McDaniel might ask the questions to himself after the RB, too, had 3 days of limited practice. He still remains questionable with a knee and ankle issue. Mostert completes the league’s arguably best QB-WR-RB combo, and the Dolphins can’t afford to lose him.

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What could Raheem Mostert and Kadarius Toney’s miss mean?

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The defending champions haven’t had the season they wanted, and neither did the Dolphins despite kicking off with a great start. But the Chiefs have an 11-3 playoff record with him. For Toney, it’s at 3-0 from the past season where he had 7 receives for 50 yards and 1 touchdown. The Chiefs won the Super Bowl in their maiden season with Toney.

Mostert, similarly, has been the Dolphins’ 2nd most productive player after Tagovailoa. He has contributed more to the offense than even Tyreek Hill! Compared to the WR’s 13, the RB has scored 18 rushing touchdowns and will be the quarterback’s go-to player for scoring a 6-pointer-snap.

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Neither the Chiefs nor the Dolphins have had the season they would have wanted, but it’s do-or-die this time. Both the players are integral components for their sides, and both coaches will be hoping they can get at least one full practice before Sunday. Or, the chances increase for them to pack up and go home for the season.

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