Chiefs lose key piece to offensive line ahead of Super Bowl LVIII – Latest International Breaking News Today
The Kansas City Chiefs are getting red-hot at the right time, but they’re also missing one of their most important pieces at the worst.
All-Pro guard Joe Thuney will miss Super Bowl LVIII as he recovers from a pec injury.
Andy Reid refrained from officially saying that Thuney would miss the big game, but it’s now official after he missed practice all week.
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Thuney suffered the injury in the AFC divisional round against the Buffalo Bills.
Nick Allegretti will start in Thuney’s place.
“Next-man-up mentality,” Chiefs right guard Trey Smith said. “Nick is a consummate professional. He’ll be ready to go. He’s done a great job these past couple of weeks of preparation. Our coaches will have us prepared, and Nick will do great.”
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Thuney was named a First-team All-Pro for the first time in his career this season. He previously made the Second-team twice.
He joined the Chiefs in 2021 after spending his first five seasons with the New England Patriots. Talk about some good luck. Thuney is a three-time Super Bowl champion, winning two with the Pats and one with the Chiefs.
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Wide receiver Rashee Rice and Isiah Pacheco were previously on the injury report, but the Chiefs say they are all ready to go.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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