Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney Says He’s Not Hurt, Accuses Team Of Lying About His Injuries

Kadarius Toney Kansas City Chiefs
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Well this probably isn’t the kind of distraction the Chiefs want just hours before they play in the AFC Championship Game.

The Kansas City Chiefs are in Baltimore tomorrow to take on the Baltimore Ravens, hoping to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl. But they’ll be doing it without wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who was ruled out for the game due to hip and ankle injuries after having not taken the field since December 17.

Or at least that’s what the team says…

But Toney has a different story. During an Instagram live, the WR disputed that he was injured, saying he’s not hurt and accusing the team of lying about his injuries.

(I’m not going to try to transcribe Toney’s comments, because pretty much the only part that wouldn’t have to be censored is “I’m not hurt.” But you can listen to his full remarks here).

Of course Toney has gotten a lot of heat this season for some big drops, like this one against the Patriots that led to an interception.

Or this one against the Detroit Lions early in the season.

Or this one from earlier in the same game that led to a pick six.

Or this one from the matchup between the Chiefs and Bills late in the regular season.

You get the idea…

It’s led to some visible frustration from Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes at times on the sideline.

Toney ended up finishing the regular season, his third in the NFL, with a disappointing 13 receiving yards per game average, and only 27 catches on 38 targets for 167 total receiving yards in the 13 games that he played.

And when it was announced that he would be out against the Ravens, the internet called it a win for the Chiefs:

Toney also had his first child last night, so that may be part of the reason he’s not appearing in today’s game – but according to the WR himself, it’s not due to injury:

Whatever the reason for his absence, it’s looking more and more like Toney’s time with the Chiefs is coming to an end.

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