The final injury reports are out for the week, and there are some very surprising names now listed. Most notably, Travis Kelce is dealing with a back issue that has him questionable for Sunday. Jonah Williams and Alex Cappa are both officially out, leaving us to wonder how this will affect the Bengals. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the NFC Championship game. The Cincinnati Bengals will play the Kansas City Chiefs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Championship game. Let’s dive into the most recent Conference Championship Final Injury Report.
Bengals vs Chiefs AFC Championship Injury Report
The final injury report for the Chiefs and Bengals is officially out, and there are some surprising new names on that list. Most surprisingly, All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce is listed as questionable.
Patrick Mahomes Update
Patrick Mahomes was able to put in a full practice on Thursday and Friday, which is a clear sign that he will be ready to play on Sunday. Andy Reid feels comfortable with how Mahomes is moving in the pocket and has deemed him okay to play. Mahomes thinks he has gotten progressively better throughout the week, so it will be interesting to see how he plays on Sunday.
Mecole Hardman Update
Still no official updates on whether or not Mecole Hardman will play on Sunday. He was reactivated off of IR on January 4th, but has yet to play in a game. He got in limited practices on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and he is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.
Travis put in a full practice on Friday but is now listed as questionable with a back injury. He was unable to talk to media after practice due to treatment, so it’s anyone guess as to how severe the injury is and whether or not he will play this weekend. Our guess is that if he can play through it, he will.
Justin Watson did not practice on Friday due to an illness, and is listed as questionable. He isn’t usually a big threat, so it shouldn’t hurt the offense too much if he is out Sunday. Kadarius Toney could see increased playing time if Watson is ruled out.
The Bengal’s tight end popped up on the injury report this week with a calf injury. He missed three games earlier this season due to a calf injury, and many wonder if it’s the same injury flaring up. He put in a full practice on Friday.
Jonah Williams Update
Jonah Williams is officially sidelined with a knee injury after dislocating his knee cap in the Wild Card win. He was sidelined at practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and our fears were made official when the Bengals officially ruled him out today.
Alex Cappa Update
Alex Cappa suffered an ankle injury in Week 18 that has kept him sidelined since. He did not practice on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, and is officially ruled out for Sunday’s matchup.
Trey Hendrickson Update
Defensive end Trey Hendrickson had an x-ray after the game on Sunday but it came out negative. He wasn’t even listed on the injury report this week, so he is good to go.
Tre Flowers Update
Backup cornerback Tre Flowers was ruled inactive for last week’s game against the Bills due to a lingering hamstring injury. He put in two full practices this week, so it seems as though the Bengals are working him back into the lineup.
49ers vs Eagles NFC Championship Injury Report
Jimmy Garoppolo is officially out. McCaffrey was able to put in a full practice on Friday, which is great news to all 49ers fans, but Elijah Mitchell did not practice. Lane Johnson and Avonte Maddox are really the only two players on the Eagles with any concern going into Sunday.
Deebo Samuel was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but put in a full practice on Friday. His ankle injury concerned Kyle Shanahan enough to greatly reduce his efforts in practice at the beginning of the week, but we are assuming that the rest will help him be in better shape for Sunday’s matchup.
Jimmy Garoppolo is officially out for the game Sunday. Apparently, his recent X-rays were not as good as the medical staff was hoping, though Shanahan did not disclose the results. Brock Purdy will remain the starter, which is good news for 49ers fans who have loved seeing “Mr. Irrelevent” lead their team to the NFC Championship.
Christian McCaffery Update
The 49ers running back is still dealing with a calf contusion that is putting his status as day-to-day. He did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, but he did put in a full practice on Friday. McCaffery is quoted as saying there is “zero chance” that he will sit out on Sunday.
Charles Omenihu Update
Defensive end Charles Omenihu suffered an oblique injury in the first quarter last weekend, but was able to re-enter the game. He was also booked at the Santa Clara County jail on Monday for alleged domestic violence and was released after he posted bail. The 49ers have decided to let the legal process take care of itself, and are not going to drop Omenihu ahead of the NFC Championship game. As for his injury, he was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to put in a full practice on Friday.
Elijah Mitchell Update
Elijah Mitchell is day-to-day with a groin injury and did not practice on Wednesday,Thursday or Friday. If he does play, he could have a sizable role considering McCaffrey is coming off of an injury.
AJ Brown Update
A.J. Brown was in some pain late in the Eagle’s win over the Giants, and was seen limping around after tweaking his left hip. He was limited in practice on Thursday but should be able to play this weekend.
Avonte Maddox Update
Avonte Maddox is really the only player on the Eagles active roster that has some uncertainty this week. He has missed the last four games with a toe injury, but coach Nick Sirianni is hopeful that he will do well enough in practice this week to be confident enough to play him on Sunday. He was limited in practice on both Wednesday and Thursday, but put in a full practice on Friday. It seems as though he is trending in the right direction, but he will probably be a game-time decision.
OT Lane Johnson was limited on both Wednesday and Thursday with what the Eagles are calling “Groin/Rest”. The “rest” update on that injury made us believe they were just playing it safe, and the fact that he put in a full practice on Friday is good news for Sunday.
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