Report: Chiefs G Nick Allegretti played with torn UCL in Super Bowl

By Thomson Reuters Feb 13, 2024 | 10:19 PM

Kansas City Chiefs guard Nick Allegretti did not miss an offensive snap during Sunday’s Super Bowl victory against the San Francisco 49ers despite tearing an elbow ligament in the second quarter, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

An MRI confirmed a full tear of the ulnar collateral ligament, according to the report. Allegretti played all 79 snaps, starting the game at left guard in place of All-Pro Joe Thuney (pectoral). Allegretti allowed one sack, according to Pro Football Focus.

“Beast man! We told him we needed him out there and he didn’t miss a snap!” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said in a social media post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP as Kansas City knocked off San Francisco 25-22 in overtime.

Thuney sustained the pectoral injury in the Chiefs’ win over the Buffalo Bills in an AFC divisional playoff game. He then missed the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LVIII.

Allegretti, 27, had started one regular-season game and has won three championships with Kansas City. He was a seventh-round selection out of Illinois in the 2019 draft.

–Field Level Media