Super Bowl Injury Report: Chiefs’ Activate Skyy Moore While 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan Offers Squad Update With George Kittle Revelation

Published 02/07/2024, 8:33 PM EST

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The Super Bowl LVIII preparations are in full force. But, injuries have been a defining factor in many NFL battles and this time will be no different. However, as the latest information concerning the same has come forth, some key players from both the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers appear to be under the shade of uncertainty. However, clarity has reached the NFL realm regarding Skyy Moore, George Kittle, and others.

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Skyy Moore’s back in action with the Chiefs! After a stint on injured reserve due to a knee injury, he’s finally cleared to hit the gridiron again. Moore hadn’t been in action since he suffered the injury in Week 15 against the New England Patriots. While there were speculations of him returning in the postseason, Skyye Moore again suffered an injury to his knee during practice and he remained unavailable.

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The WR has been a key player for the Kansas City Chiefs, especially against their historic win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. However, the second-round pick from the 2022 draft had a bit of a rough patch this season before his injury setback. Nonetheless, the team and the WR will be hoping to make a powerful back and add some firepower to Kansas City’s offense.

Moore’s comeback comes with a tough break for DE Charles Omenihu. He’d been sidelined with an ACL tear suffered during the AFC Championship Game. It’s a blow for the Chiefs’ defense. However, the squad will be counting on other players to step up and fill the gap.

Meanwhile, LB Willie Gay is giving fans a sigh of relief by declaring himself fit for the big game after missing the AFC Championship due to a neck issue. However, All-Pro left guard Joe Thuney’s chances of playing appear to be slim due to a pectoral injury.

 

And speaking of injury comebacks, RB Jerick McKinnon is designated to return from IR. But, Coach Reid isn’t too optimistic about his chances of hitting the field just yet. On the bright side, WR Kadarius Toney’s itching to get back in the action after missing all of the postseason.

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With these updates, the Chiefs’ Super Bowl lineup is starting to take shape, even if it means facing a few challenges along the way. However, the 49ers have some bad news as the finale approaches.

Bittersweet report for the 49ers

George Kittle missed all practices last week and Arik Armstead has been battling injuries. While it is good news that both the players returned to practice, it is salient to note that as per the reports, it was in a limited capacity. However, Coach Shanahan seemed optimistic, hoping they’ll be full-go by tomorrow. This is the news the 49ers will be clinging to, given the prowess of both the players on the field.

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Armstead, despite his recent injury struggles, remains a key player for the 49ers’ defense, notching five sacks in just 12 games this season. His presence will be crucial, especially in a high-stakes clash like the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, an area of concern for the Niners is LB Oren Burks, a valuable contributor in their linebacker rotation, who missed previous playoff games due to a shoulder injury. His availability for the Super Bowl remains uncertain, casting a shadow over the team’s linebacker depth.

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What’s left to see how these injuries will shape the game on February 11.

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