Gameday Injuries: Conference Championship Round

Gameday Injuries: Conference Championship Round

This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.

We're finally on the precipice of the finish line for a 2020 season that defied the odds, and Sunday promises an outstanding pair of conference championship contests in the Buccaneers-Packers and Bills-Chiefs battles. Fortunately, the biggest injury question mark from earlier in the week, the condition of Patrick Mahomes, has been resolved, although there are still some other notable Chiefs among the walking wounded. Without further ado, let's dive into the latest on the health front as of Sunday morning:

QUARTERBACKS   

The Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol Friday and will play without restrictions against the Bills on Sunday.  Mahomes also declared himself recovered from a toe injury that he suffered in last Sunday's divisional-round win over the Browns, but a Sunday morning report indicates he has been diagnosed with turf toe and that it did affect his preparation for Sunday's game more than any lingering aftereffects of the concussion.

RUNNING BACKS     

The Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Bills after practicing in limited fashion all week. As per Sunday morning reports, Edwards-Helaire is likely to play.  The rookie hasn't logged any game action since Week 15, and with position mate Le'Veon Bell (knee) also questionable, Kansas City's backfield situation is firmly in flux.

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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