Report: Former 49er, current Chief Charles Omenihu tears ACL

Jan 29, 2024, 1:09 PM

Defensive end Charles Omenihu #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game a...

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 13: Defensive end Charles Omenihu #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Miami Dolphins at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 13, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

It appears that the Kansas City Chiefs will head into Super Bowl LVIII without Charles Omenihu.

According to Bleacher Report’s NFL Insider Jordan Schultz, the Chiefs pass rusher suffered a torn ACL in the team’s 17-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Before the injury, he was able to record a sack and forced fumble.

While the team hasn’t confirmed the news yet, Omenihu posted a heartbreak emoji on X.

In his first year with Kansas City, Charles Omenihu has helped turn the Chiefs into a dominant defense. In 11 games, he recorded two forced fumbles, seven sacks and 28 tackles. Before signing with KC last offseason, the 26-year-old defensive lineman spent a season and a half with the 49ers.

Omenihu entered the league in 2019 as a fifth-round draft pick by the Houston Texans. Through six seasons, he’s racked up eight passes defended, five forced fumbles, 18.5 sacks and 95 tackles.

Key offseason dates for the NFL

  • Sunday, Feb. 4th – Pro Bowl Games
  • Sunday, Feb. 11th – Super Bowl LVIII, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20th – Teams can begin franchising players until Tuesday, March 5th
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 – NFL Combine begins

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