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Isiah Pacheco Injury Update: Chiefs RB’s Status for Super Bowl 2024 | NFL News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Kansas City Chiefs fans can breathe a sigh of relief as star running back Isiah Pacheco is expected to take the field in Super Bowl 58 against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, despite grappling with a toe and ankle injury that has kept him on the injury report.
Pacheco’s status seemed uncertain earlier in the week when he missed Wednesday’s practice and was limited on both Thursday and Friday.However, his determination to contribute to the team’s pursuit of victory remains unwavering.

“Definitely feeling good,” Pacheco assured, as reported by Yahoo. “Not really worried about how many reps I get, just focused on the team and our goals.”

This isn’t the first time Pacheco has battled through injuries in the postseason. In the AFC championship game, he played through similar toe and ankle issues, showcasing his resilience and commitment to the Chiefs’ success.
Chiefs Super Bowl 2024 Injury Report: Isiah Pacheco’s Challenges
While Pacheco doesn’t carry an official injury designation heading into Super Bowl 58, concerns persist regarding his ankle and toe issues, both of which he sustained during the Chiefs’ victory over the Buffalo Bills on January 21. Despite missing practice sessions, Pacheco suited up for the AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens.

In addition to Pacheco, the Chiefs’ Super Bowl injury report includes key players:

  • Joe Thuney, G, Pectoral (OUT)
  • Charles Omenihu, DE, Knee (OUT)
  • Skyy Moore, WR, Knee (Questionable)
  • Jerick McKinnon, RB, Groin (Questionable)
  • Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Quad (Questionable)

Isiah Pacheco’s Impact on the Chiefs
Pacheco’s role as the starting running back for the Chiefs has been pivotal throughout the season, earning him high praise from teammates and fans alike. Chiefs guard Trey Smith emphasized Pacheco’s invaluable contributions, describing him as a spark to the offense and the team as a whole.
“This season, Pacheco rushed for 935 yards and seven touchdowns in just 14 games. In the AFC championship game, Pacheco rushed for 68 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown. He rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in the divisional round against the Bills,” Smith added.

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