NFL conference championship injuries: Patrick Mahomes full participant with ankle injury

Finally, we’ve established our final four for the 2022 NFL season, and now it’s time to decide which teams will play in Super Bowl LVII. The San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs enter what is Week 21 of the season, and all four teams are dealing with injuries.

Below, we’ll break down the midweek injury reports for the conference championship Sunday. Who is with? Who’s out? Who is trending in the right direction? This is your one stop shop for all things injury related in the NFL.

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San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5)

The Eagles had a brief injury report Wednesday. Right tackle Lane Johnson was limited in practice with his groin injury, while cornerback Avonte Maddox was limited with a toe problem.

The 49ers had a more extensive injury report as running back Christian McCaffrey (calf), running back Elijah Mitchell (groin) and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that both McCaffrey and Mitchell were day to day, and that he expects the former to play on Sunday. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel and cornerback Ambry Thomas were limited participants with ankle injuries, while defensive end Charles Omenihu was limited with an oblique problem.

Cincinnati Bengals (-1) at Kansas City Chiefs

For the Bengals, offensive guard Alex Cappa (ankle) and left tackle Jonah Williams (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Both players were inactive for the divisional round win over the Buffalo Bills. Linebacker Joe Bachie (foot) and cornerback Tre Flowers (hamstring) were limited participants. Center Ted Karras was also listed on the injury report with a knee injury, but he was a full participant.

All eyes are on star quarterback Patrick Mahomes this week after he suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. What’s good news for Chiefs fans, Mahomes was a full participant in Wednesday’s training. Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon was also a full participant with an ankle problem, and linebacker Willie Gay Jr. was a full participant with a toe injury. Wide receiver Mecole Hardman was the only Chief hampered in practice Wednesday as he was a limited participant with his pelvic injury.

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