SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Chiefs delivered good news on the injury front Thursday for receiver Kadarius Toney but the addition of cornerback L’Jarius Sneed to the team’s injury appears more jarring than worrisome coming just three days before Super Bowl LVII.
Sneed was present and participating in Thursday’s one-hour, 40-minute practice, according to the pool report from Conor Orr. Sneed was listed as limited with a knee injury but the issue isn’t expected to keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source tells Chiefs Digest.
Sneed has dealt with a series of ailments this season, including calf and hip injuries during the regular season and exiting the AFC Championship game against Cincinnati due to a concussion. He was more recently listed on the injury report with a knee ailment ahead of the team’s Week 12 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Yet despite the aches and pains of the NFL campaign, Sneed started all 17 regular-season games and both playoff contests for the Chiefs.
Toney was updated from limited on Wednesday to a full participant on Thursday as he continues dealing with hamstring and ankle issues. Toney tweaked his ankle in the AFC title tilt yet appears likely to play Sunday barring a setback.
“Yesterday, he did everything we asked him to,” said head coach Andy Reid. “Today, he did the same thing.”
Reid also appears increasingly less concerned about quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his sprained ankle. Reid said Mahomes has been able to complete everything within the game plan without issues.
“We just put him in and let him rip,” Reid said. “He feels good. I mean, I’ll check with him. I’m not telling you I don’t check with him. He’s been good.”
Thursday’s workout was the final intense workout for the club before Sunday’s Super Bowl, providing Reid’s players to practice quickly and perfect their timing.
“You’re not waiting until the game to get all of that,” Reid said. “And they did. They went through it with helmets on. We did it yesterday without a helmet, today we put the helmet back on and went.”
Philadelphia posted a lengthier injury report on Thursday, adding eight players listed as limited for rest along with receiver Britain Covey (hamstring). All players on the team’s active roster practice in some capacity Thursday.
The Chiefs have another uptempo but less physical 10-10-10 practice on Friday and a walkthrough schedule Saturday.
The team’s players and coaches have appeared comfortable and relaxed this week, and Reid told the pool reporter he feels the same way.
“I’m not dancing, but I have a good time,” Reid said. “I enjoy doing it. I enjoy doing my job.”
Chiefs injury report
Did not practice: None
Limited participation: CB L’Jarius Sneed
Full participation: QB Patrick Mahomes (ankle), LB Willie Gay (shoulder), RB Jerick McKinnon (ankles), RB Isiah Pacheco (wrist), RG Trey Smith (ankle), R JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and WR Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring)
Eagles injury report
Did not practice: None
Limited participation: RT Lane Johnson (groin/rest), LG Landon Dickerson (elbow), C Cam Jurgens (hip/rest), CB Avonte Maddox (toe/rest), CB James Bradberry (rest), WR A.J. Brown (rest), WR Britain Covey (hamstring), DT Fletcher Cox (rest), DE Brandon Graham (rest), C Jason Kelce (rest), G Isaac Seumalo (rest), CB Darius Slay (rest) and DE Josh Sweat (rest)
Full participation: DE Robert Quinn (foot)