Chiefs news: Charles Omenihu gives positive update on knee injury

The Chiefs pass rusher has two weeks to recover before Super Bowl LVIII.

Jan 21, 2024; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu (90)
Jan 21, 2024; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu (90) / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Latest update: The Chiefs have now learned that Charles Omenihu has a torn ACL, per reporter Jordan Schultz.

It's not as if the Kansas City Chiefs defense is having any problems slowing even the toughest opponents these days as they cruise through these NFL playoffs with more ease than anyone could have anticipated. However, that doesn't mean they won't welcome back pass rusher Charles Omenihu with open arms if he's healthy enough and cleared to play in Super Bowl LVIII.

The Chiefs won the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon and claimed their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five years.

For Omenihu, this is exactly the reason why he signed with the Chiefs this past offseason, and he's made no secret of that fact on social media. Unfortunately, he went down with a knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens and wasn't sure if he'd be able to return going forward.

The good news, however, is that following the Super Bowl, our friend Pete Sweeney from Arrowhead Pride got word from Omenihu that he "should be" healthy enough to go in two weeks.

Omenihu has been a significant force up front for the Chiefs ever since he arrived at midseason following a six-game suspension levied to start the year. In 11 games, Omenihu had 7 sacks and 2 forced fumbles despite often playing rotational snaps.

That break given by the NFL for the sake of playing out the Pro Bowl as well as hyping up its own product with a full media week is exactly what Omenihu and other ailing players need to potentially play in the biggest game on the schedule. Omenihu will be one we're watching in the hopes that he can rejoin the pass rush and help the Chiefs bring home another title.

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