The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to get one of their most versatile offensive weapons back in time for the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs on Friday listed running back Jerick McKinnon as questionable for their Super Bowl showdown against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
All-Pro guard Joe Thuney (pectoral) and offensive tackle Prince Tega Wanogho (back) were officially ruled out for Sunday’s game.
McKinnon is considered the Chiefs’ best receiving option from the running back spot. He played in just 12 games during the regular season due to his lingering groin injury. The 31-year-old has yet to suit up during the Chiefs’ current postseason run.
In 12 games played this season, McKinnon made 25 catches for 192 yards with four touchdowns. He also rushed for 60 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries.
McKinnon played did his part to help the Chiefs during last year’s Super Bowl win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He tallied 49 total yards from scrimmage, 34 yards rushing on four carries and 15 yards on three receptions.
While McKinnon is finally taking reps in practice again, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid considered it a “long shot” for the running back to play. But the team is leaving the door open for the possibility.