The Kansas City Chiefs are already down several players to injury coming into the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens, but in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium, they watched a vital part of their pass rush leave the field for the locker room after suffering a knee injury.
Omenihu joined the Chiefs this offseason with a two-year deal signed in free agency that brought him over from the San Francisco 49ers. The hope was that he could help replace the production and leadership of losing veterans like Carlos Dunlap and Frank Clark and he's certainly lived up to that billing in Kansas City.
Omenihu is a vital part of the Chiefs pass rush and will be missed if he has to sit out.
Omenihu began the year with a six-game suspension concerning a domestic violence incident that kept him from seeing the field as the Chiefs' defense was first coming together. Mike Danna and Felix Anudike-Uzomah stepped up more in that span, but the injection of energy was clear when Omenihu joined the rotation in Week 7.
Despite playing in just 11 games, Omenihu had 7 sacks for the Chiefs along with 12 pressures and 2 forced fumbles.