The Kansas City Chiefs were crossing their fingers and hoping for some good news when it came to pass rusher Charles Omenihu on Monday. Instead, the worst fears were confirmed after watching him go down with a non-contact injury on Sunday.
The latest report on Omenihu is that he has suffered a torn ACL.
The latest report has Omenihu's availability taking a serious downward turn.
It was only a few hours ago that Arrowhead Pride editor Pete Sweeney had spoken with Omenihu following the Chiefs' victory over the Baltimore Ravens to claim another trip to the Super Bowl and received a positive report. In that conversation, Omenihu said that he should be good to play in Super Bowl LVIII.
The Chiefs are now preparing to face the San Francisco 49ers without one of their best pass rushers. It means even more that Omenihu came over to the Chiefs from the Niners in free agency last spring after signing a two-year deal to join Kansas City.
Omenihu was out for the first six games of the season due to a six-game suspension levied against him in the offseason for a domestic violence incident. In Week 7, Omenihu returned to the field and became a valuable member of the Chiefs pass rushing rotation and showed an ability to impact the game inside and outside.
Omenihu finished the regular season with 7 sacks for the Chiefs to go with 2 forced fumbles.