Just in case you were worried about either of the two teams that are slated to play in Super Bowl 53, don’t be. Despite an incredibly long season that is just now shortly coming to the end for the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, both teams will be fully healthy and ready to go with their Friday injury reports coming in clean:
A lot has been made of K Greg Zuerlein’s foot, and fairly so, but the kicker will be ready to go with no drawbacks come Sunday night. Zuerlein actually injured the foot during the NFC Championship game and obviously went on to hit the two biggest kicks in his career after sustaining it, so the injury shouldn’t be looked at as something that should hamper him now.
The Patriots also have two key defenders return fully to practice with Dont’a Hightower — a hybrid inside linebacker/edge player — and run-stuffing defensive tackle Malcolm Brown returning.
Game on, gents.