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Latest injury updates for Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco ahead of Super Bowl 58 vs. 49ers

Chiefs RB is dealing with toe, ankle injuries going into the Super Bowl. We provide the latest updates and analysis.

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The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58 on Sunday, February 11. Running back Isiah Pacheco, the Chiefs’ leading rusher, appeared on the injury report ahead of the title game. Check back here for updates on Pacheco’s injuries.

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Isiah Pacheco injury updates

Friday, February 2 update: Pacheco was limited in practice on Friday. With the extra week, practice statuses this week don’t matter as much, but at least Pacheco was able to get in two limited practices ahead of next week.

Thursday, February 1 update: Pacheco returned to practice on Thursday, per Pete Sweeney. There’s probably no real reason to worry about Pacheco’s status for the Super Bowl, but hopefully, he returns to full practices and is taken off the injury report before the big game.

Wednesday, January 31 update: Isiah Pacheco was listed as a DNP with toe and ankle injuries on Wednesday, January 31, with 11 days remaining until the Super Bowl. The Chiefs did not host practice on Wednesday but still issued an injury report.

The teams competing in the Super Bowl have a full two weeks between the conference championships and the title game, so Pacheco sitting out of practice on Wednesday may be more of a safeguard than a major concern for the Chiefs, as the running back was a full participant in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

If Pacheco is limited or out, we would expect to see Clyde Edwards-Helaire take over as the primary back. Pacheco has amassed 254 rushing yards and 27 receiving yards in the postseason, compared to Edwards-Helaire’s 53 on the ground and seven in the air.

Pacheco’s absence would certainly affect the Chiefs’ chances at their second consecutive Super Bowl win and would likely change the spread on the game. However, with over a week remaining until kickoff, Chiefs fans don’t need to sound the alarm on their rushing game just yet.

This article can also be found in our Ultimate Guide to Super Bowl 58, presented by Frank’s Red Hot.