Kansas City Chiefs Jan 29, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A detail view of a Kansas City Chiefs helmet before the AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57, but they may be without some very notable players in the matchup.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid revealed on Thursday, saying that he does not expect wide receiver Mecole Hardman to be available for the contest.

Hardman has been out due to a pelvis injury since Week 9 of the regular season, so this isn’t exactly shocking news that he likely won’t be able to go.

However, a number of players who were previously active in the AFC Championship game are also in question to play in the Super Bowl.

Kansas City released their injury report on Friday, listing wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster, cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, and wide receiver Kadarius Toney all as questionable for Super Bowl LVII.

This is certainly a worrying injury report for Kansas City. Smith-Shuster led all Chiefs receivers in receptions and yards in the regular season. Sneed is tied for the team lead in interceptions during the regular season.

Perhaps the only silver lining for the team is that star quarterback Patrick Mahomes seems to be recovered from his high-ankle sprain, logging full practices this week.

This injury report certainly caught the attention of many Chiefs fans. While some were concerned with this designation for key players, others believe that they will ultimately suit up in the matchup.

There is obviously plenty of time still ahead of the game for these players to get their health in order. However, having three key wide receivers listed as questionable has to be worrying for Chiefs fans.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.