Although the Buccaneers and Chiefs didn’t practice on Wednesday, they did release their injury reports as if practice had taken place. Neither team has really avoided some injuries to key players on both sides of the ball.
For the Buccaneers it was Antonio Brown, Jordan Whitehead, and Antoine Winfield Jr. were all listed as “did not participate” as expected. Jason Pierre-Paul who missed all practices last week was also listed as a “DNP” but there’s no fear that he will miss the game.
The big surprise for the Buccaneers was that Lavonte David was listed with a hamstring injury that would have caused him to miss practice. It may be something as simple as needing to rest it but it’s something that should be monitored moving forward.
For the Chiefs, they will be without both of their starting offensive tackles. They did, however, have a long list of players that would have been limited including running backs Le’Veon Bell and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, cornerbacks Rashad Fenton and L’Jarius Sneed, and linebacker Willie Gay.
There’s certainly plenty of time between now and the Super Bowl for these players to get healthy and it’s expected that Brown and Winfield will be able to play following their injuries but there’s been little said about the status of Whitehead’s injury - although Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that he is likely to play and suffered a labrum injury.
Here is the full injury report for both teams;
Super Bowl LV between the Buccaneers and Chiefs is on Sunday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS at Raymond James Stadium.