Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the team did not file injury reports for wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who said before the AFC championship game he was not injured as listed.
“He was on the injury report,” Reid said Monday. “This part is not made up at all.”
“He's worked through some things and, you know, he'll be back out there,” Reid continued.
On Saturday, the Chiefs ruled Toney out of Sunday's eventual win against the Baltimore Ravens for personal reasons and a hip injury. Toney's partner gave birth to their first child on Saturday.
Toney said in a rant on Instagram Live Sunday before the game that he did not have any hip or ankle injuries that the Chiefs listed him with, saying, “I'm not hurt, none of that…”
Reid said Monday he hadn't seen the post but had heard about it. He added that Toney will be in Las Vegas for practice with the team this week before the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11.
Toney has 27 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown this season and has not played since a Dec. 17 win over the New England Patriots. On that play, Toney bobbled a pass that was eventually intercepted by New England.
Last postseason, Toney had seven catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in three games.
(Photo by Kadarius Toney: Perry Knotts / Getty Images)