Chiefs lose Charles Omenihu to torn ACL ahead of Super Bowl LVIII: reports – saimmalik


The Kansas City Chiefs will doubtless head to Tremendous Bowl LVIII with no key defensive lineman at their disposal towards a tricky San Francisco 49ers offensive line on Feb. 11.

Chiefs protection finish Charles Omenihu tore his ACL within the AFC Championship Recreation towards the Baltimore Ravens and might be compelled to sit down out the Tremendous Bowl, in keeping with a number of experiences. He seemingly confirmed the information Monday when he posted a damaged coronary heart emoji on X.

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, #8, has the ball stripped away by Kansas Metropolis Chiefs defensive finish Charles Omenihu, #90, within the second quarter. The Baltimore Ravens hosted the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the AFC championship recreation at M&T Financial institution Stadium. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Solar/Tribune Information Service through Getty Photos)

The Chiefs’ protection has been the key vivid spot for the group this season. Kansas Metropolis completed the 12 months ranked No. 2 in factors and yards allowed. It was the primary time they completed within the prime 5 in a kind of classes because the 2015 season. 

It wanted to have a fantastic 12 months with a lot flux on the offense and Patrick Mahomes’ weaponry not performing in addition to it had in years previous.

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Charles Omenihu listens

Charles Omenihu, #90 of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, seems to be on from the sideline earlier than an NFL soccer recreation towards the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on Jan. 7, 2024 in Inglewood, California. (Ryan Kang/Getty Photos)

Omenihu joined the Chiefs within the offseason after spending greater than a 12 months with the 49ers. He appeared in 11 video games and had seven sacks together with 18 tackles and two compelled fumbles. He had a strip sack towards the Ravens earlier than he went down with an harm.

The strain might be on the remainder of the line of defense to step up and attempt to evoke sufficient strain on 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy to power him to make errors. The secondary might be in command of attempting to corral Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle whereas additionally watching out for giant breaks from Christian McCaffrey.

Charles Omenihu warms up

Charles Omenihu, #90 of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, exhibits off his gloves earlier than an NFL wild-card playoff soccer recreation towards the Miami Dolphins at GEHA Area at Arrowhead Stadium on Jan. 13, 2024 in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri. (Kara Durrette/Getty Photos)

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The Chiefs and 49ers will meet at Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl.

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