At least officially, the Kansas City Chiefs enter their preparation for Super Bowl LVII with a banged-up receiving corps. Kadarius Toney, the uber-talented wideout the team acquired before the trade deadline, joined the walking wounded in the AFC Championship Game.The team listed the veteran wideout as a DNP on the initial Super Bowl practice report.
With head coach Andy Reid likely to dig deep into his bag of special plays, Toney could have a major role during the Super Bowl, health permitting. The extra time for recovery could aid his chances, though the Chiefs will know more as they get closer to kickoff.
Kadarius Toney injury updates
Friday, Feb. 10 update — Kadarius Toney was upgraded to a full practice on Thursday. Thursday’s practice was also supposed to be the team’s most intense practice, which means we should see Toney on the field in the Super Bowl come Sunday.
Thursday, Feb. 9 update — Kadarius Toney continues to practice, but was considered limited on Wednesday. Thursday’s practice will be more intense, so they will see how his ankle comes out of that practice, but he appears to be on track to play.
“He did everything yesterday that was planned for him to do, but he’s got more today and we’ll see how he does. He was spirited yesterday and running around like crazy, so we’ll see how it works out today.”— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) February 9, 2023
- Coach Reid on Kadarius Toney, who is dealing with an ankle injury
Tuesday, Feb. 7 update — Kadarius Toney told reporters he is “definitely playing” in the Super Bowl despite his ankle injury.
Friday, Feb. 3 update — Similar to both Mecole Hardman and JuJu Smith-Schuster, Toney wasn’t able to practice at all this week. He logged three consecutive DNPs, still citing his ankle and hamstring as the issues. Hopefully, Toney can return to the field next week and log a practice before Super Bowl 57.
Thursday, Feb. 2 update — Head Coach Andy Reid reports that Toney is not practicing again on Thursday. He picked up the injuries in the AFC Championship Game and was unable to return to action. Luckily for him, the Super Bowl is still over a week away, giving him important extra time to recover.
Wednesday, Feb. 1 update — The Chiefs added Kadarius Toney to their initial practice report with ankle and hamstring injuries. While the team didn’t actually practice on Wednesday, the wide receiver would not have taken part. He joined fellow wideouts Mecole Hardman (pelvis) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) as official DNPs.
Fantasy football and betting advice
Toney missed a three-game stretch after the Chiefs acquired him, and he only played four snaps from scrimmage during the AFC Championship Game. His status at this stage seems much shakier than the other injured Kansas City wideouts. The extra week should help, but this situation will require more monitoring for fantasy managers.
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