The Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl aspirations took a hit as defensive end Charles Omenihu, a key figure in their defense, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season following an ACL injury.
This setback comes just before their highly anticipated face-off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, set for February 11.
Omenihu sustained the injury during the Chiefs’ victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game, a win that secured their spot in the Super Bowl, as reported by Bleacher Report.
His contributions this season have been significant, with Omenihu recording seven sacks and forcing two fumbles across 11 games, including a pivotal strip-sack on Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson during the AFC title match.
Having been in the league for six years, Omenihu’s professional journey began with the Houston Texans, who drafted him in 2019. After spending two and a half seasons with the Texans, he was traded to the 49ers in 2021, where he played until joining the Chiefs in March with a two-year contract.
His 2023 season was off to a delayed start due to a six-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.