Injury Tracker for Championship Weekend (Mathieu and Williams Avoid Serious Injury)

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams and Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu highlight this week's injury report.
San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams and Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu highlight this week's injury report. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

A wild Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs has come and gone. There now remain four teams left and, aside from the Chiefs, the favorites to win it all have already fallen to underdog opponents. The Rams and 49ers will do battle in the NFC while the Chiefs and Bengals play to determine the winner of the AFC. 

We will dive into the previous for these games but I wanted to quickly cover some of the notable injuries to occur last week. While there were no major issues, there are a couple of guys to keep an eye on heading into the weekend in terms of health. 

Tyrann Mathieu KC - Concussion (Questionable)

Mathiew begins what could be the most important week in his NFL career stuck in concussion protocol. In speaking with reports on Monday, head coach Andy Reid confirmed that Mathieu suffered a concussion but physically feels good heading into the AFC title game against the Bengals. 

Mathieu was just seven snaps into the Sunday night’s epic win by KC before he was knocked out with a concussion on the Bills’ first drive. Teammate Jarran Reed accidentally kneed him in the head. His presence was missed as Josh Allen went to town on the KC secondary. Daniel Sorensen would fill in again if Mathieu cant go. This would be bad news for the Chiefs as Sorensen was beaten badly on a few key plays by the Chiefs. I wouldn’t bet on him to keep it together during such an important game as this one. The Chiefs are currently 7 point favorites at WynnBET Sportsbook to end the Bengals Cinderella story before they make it to the Super Bowl. 

Trent Williams SF - Ankle (Probable) 

While the San Francisco 49ers celebrated a huge win over the Packers in the Divisional Round, the team almost suffered a major loss to get there. Superstar left tackle Trent Williams appeared to suffer an somewhat serious ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. While he got taped up and returned to play, he was seen on crutches after the game. The good news is that X-rays on the ankle came back negative. Considering he missed just one snap during the whole ordeal, the crutches might have been more of a way for him to rest his ankle than a requirement to move around. While we will continue to monitor this situation, it appears that Williams will be good to go against the Rams this weekend.