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We've reached the final multi-game slate of the 2018 season/postseason, and with only four teams in action, the injury report is unsurprisingly light. However, it's particularly devoid of any notable names, as two important Chiefs that had been saddled with injury designations for multiple weeks will head into Sunday's AFC Championship Game at full health. Without further ado, let's quickly review the encouraging medical outlook ahead of the two games that will decide this season's Super Bowl participants:
The Chiefs' Spencer Ware (hamstring) carries no injury designation into Sunday evening's battle versus the Patriots and managed to finish the week with a pair of full practices. Ware hasn't played since Week 14, a stretch during which Damien Williams has flourished as the lead back. Consequently, Williams should still see his fair share of touches Sunday, but the workload of fellow back Darrel Williams appears likely to dwindle down to a negligible amount in comparison.
The Saints' Keith Kirkwood (calf) has been declared out for Sunday's clash with the Rams. The rookie finished with two receptions for eight yards and a touchdown in last Sunday's divisional-round win against the Eagles, and he generated a 13-209-2 line over eight regular-season games. Kirkwood was a modest but steady contributor during the second half of