Chiefs Get First Update on Willie Gay's Injury Ahead of Super Bowl

David Kaestle
Willie Gay's latest injury update is encouraging for the Chiefs.
Willie Gay's latest injury update is encouraging for the Chiefs. / Associated Press

The Kansas City Chiefs came away with a last-second win to earn a spot in Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday. That game didn't come without some losses though, and now some players, like JuJu Smith-Schuster and linebacker Willie Gay are questionable about playing in the big game.

Willie Gay Injury Update

We got an update on Gay on Tuesday morning, and luckily for the Chiefs, he is optimistic about playing in the big game two weeks from now. Gay sustained a shoulder injury in the AFC Championship game against the Bengals.

Gay's first testing delivered encouraging results, and while nothing is final yet, it's good to see him trending in the right direction.

Gay was a key piece for the Chiefs' defense this season, recording 88 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and a pick-six in 13 games. Losing a guy in the middle of their defense would be tough for a Chiefs team that already has to find a way to try and contain the dynamic Jalen Hurts on the other side of the field. Gay's status is certainly one to keep an eye on as the Super Bowl approaches.

The Chiefs are currently 1.5-point underdogs against the Eagles in the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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