Chiefs G Joe Thuney deemed questionable on bye week report
Posted on: 03 Feb, 2024 at 01:18 AM
Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
If Super Bowl LVIII were being played this Sunday, All-Pro Kansas City Chiefs guard Joe Thuney would be questionable.
The defending champs' starting left guard was marked as "did not practice" Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on the Chiefs' estimated practice report.
Thuney missed the AFC Championship Game, a 17-10 victory over the host Baltimore Ravens, after injuring his pectoral muscle the week prior in the 27-24 win over the host Buffalo Bills in the divisional round. The injury is reported to be a strain, not a tear.
Thuney, 31, started all 17 games in the regular season and earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl nod along with his first career recognition as a first-team All-Pro.
Nick Allegretti started in Thuney's place against Baltimore and figures to draw the start again Feb. 5 against the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas if Thuney can't go.
The Chiefs ruled out defensive end Charles Omenihu, who had a key strip-sack of Lamar Jackson in the AFC title game but later tore his ACL.
Wide receiver Skyy Moore (knee) and offensive lineman Prince Tega-Wanogho (quad) are also considered questionable for Kansas City. Both practiced in limited fashion this week, and both are on injured reserve and would need to be activated before the game.
Linebacker Willie Gay (neck) was a full participant Thursday and Friday and carries no game designation. Nor does leading rusher Isiah Pacheco (toe, ankle), despite being limited Thursday and Friday.
The 49ers' only player given a game designation Friday was defensive tackle Kalia Davis, who is on IR with an ankle injury but was a full participant in practice this week.
Of note, star tight end George Kittle (toe) was given "DNPs" Wednesday through Friday but carried no game designation.
--Field Level Media