Both Super Bowl 56 participants look good ahead of the game. The Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams have a relatively healthy lineup ahead of the big game. However, a few names did not go unscathed. The teams just released their latest injury reports in preparation for the big day.
The tight ends highlight the reports for both teams. The Rams’ Tyler Higbee is dealing with a sprained MCL, while the Cincinnati Bengals might lose C.J Uzomah who picked up a knee injury during his appearance against Kansas City.
Super Bowl 56 Injury List Update
Los Angeles Rams
The hosts had a brief practice session on Wednesday. Head coach Sean McVay mentioned that Higbee wouldn’t have participated in a full practice anyway. Joining the starting tight end was Joe Noteboom, who is yet to fully recover from a chest injury.
The limited participant’s list features running back Cam Akers (shoulder) and receiver Van Jefferson (knee). The latter sat out last week’s practice, while Jefferson sat out last Friday’s session. McVay stood by his words that Akers will play a crucial role in their venture to secure the Super Bowl 56 title.
Wednesday’s participants also introduced a duo of cornerbacks in Grant Haley (quadricep) and Jalen Ramsey (shoulder) back in action. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth (quadricep) and linebacker Christian Rozeboom (elbow) were full participants.
Nonetheless, there’s no reason to rule out Higbee and Noteboom as McVay said that “We’re just taking it a day at a time with those guys,” earlier this week. He added, “They’re doing everything in their power to be available, and I’ll probably be able to give you a better answer as we get closer to the game, but there’s no change on those guys’ status.”
Uzomah did not suit up for Wednesday’s practice. However, he reiterated that he will not miss “the biggest game of my life.” According to reports of The Athletic, the 29-year-old tight end looked good in last Saturday’s practice. Although he was left with individual work, many are hopeful for his return.
The visitors get guard Jackson Carman (back) back on the limited list after missing their most recent session. Carman was involved in 51% of the Bengals’ offensive snaps in the AFC Championship game. But despite that, Hakeem Adenji headlines the backup plan should Jackson’s injury hold him back on game day.
Defensive tackle Josh Tupou (knee) and tight end Cameron Sample (groin) moved to the full practice participants list. Both players were on the limited register in last week’s practices but are now expected to get involved in the upcoming session.
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