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Chiefs' Juan Thornhill, Alex Okafor injury-free for Super Bowl LV

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 20:06:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Back for round two.

After missing Super Bowl LIV, Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill and defensive end Alex Okafor will play in Super Bowl LV.

Signed to the Chiefs in 2019, Okafor saw a lot of success until suffering a season-ending pectoral injury.

“Last year was incredibly difficult, you know, watching the game and knowing you don’t have any control on the outcome," Okafor said. "Lucky enough, my teammates were on 10 and got it done, and I was happy about that."

And at the start of the 2020-21 season, Okafor suffered a calf injury and two separate hamstring injuries.

"That took a lot of my goals away early in the season, but what kept me going was knowing we’re good enough to be in the final game moving forward," he said. "os just let me make sure that I get myself ready to go."

As for Thornhill, he suffered an ACL injury in Week 17, keeping him out of the post season and Super Bowl LIV.

This time around, both Okafor and Thornhill are ready to go for Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium.