The Kansas City Chiefs officially ruled All-Pro guard Joe Thuney out for Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.
Thuney has been dealing with a pectoral injury that also made him miss Kansas City’s AFC Championship win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid noted earlier in the week that it was going to be difficult for Thuney to play.
“It’s strength and making sure that he’s in a position that he doesn’t get hurt worse than what he’s got,” Reid told reporters Tuesday. “We’ll see (whether Thuney practices). I think it’s a long shot.”
The Chiefs also ruled running back Jerick McKinnon questionable with a groin injury. McKinnon has been on injured reserve since Dec. 24 with a groin injury and has been a limited participant in practice the past three days.
Kansas City is trying to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots won in both 2003 and 2004.