Patrick Mahomes ankle injury: Chiefs QB full participant at Wednesday's practice

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was a complete individual at practice Wednesday after taking part in the group’s walkthrough in the early morning, according to head coach Andy Reid, and it looks like though the 2022 All-Pro quarterback will not be extremely restricted when he does strike the practice field. Mahomes left his interview on Wednesday without either a strolling boot or visible limp.

“I’m doing good, AFC Championship week, I’m ready to go,” Patrick Mahomes stated Wednesday. “It’s [his ankle] doing good, I’ve had a few days of treatment, a few days of rehab. I’m excited to go get on the practice field and test it out, see where I’m at. It’s feeling good so far.”  

Mahomes, who suffered a high ankle sprain in last weekend’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, has actually kept the whole time that he would play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game versus the Cincinnati Bengals, and today it seems trending because instructions. He continued to elaborate on the status of his ankle, per NFL Media, stating he has actually been getting treatment “consistently since Saturday night” after the divisional round win versus the Jaguars and hasn’t been home much besides to get some sleep. JuJu Smith-Schuster, the Chiefs’ leading pass receiver, revealed supreme self-confidence Wednesday in Mahomes’ capability to dip into a high level even with the high ankle sprain. 

“There is nothing that is going to stop Pat from doing what Pat does,” Smith-Schuster stated, by means of NFL Media

On Monday, Reid verified to press reporters that Mahomes does undoubtedly have a high ankle sprain, including that he’s “doing OK” and “working hard on the treatment.” Reid likewise kept in mind that he wished to wait and see how Mahomes was feeling prior to figuring out the quantity of associates he would get throughout the week of practice. While it’s unidentified just how much Mahomes will practice, getting on the field Wednesday is an excellent indication.

Reid likewise kept in mind that Mahomes’ ankle injury is not as extreme as the one Mahomes suffered in Week 1 of the 2019 season, likewise versus Jacksonville. That needs to be music to the ears of Chiefs fans, specifically thinking about that a week after that 2019 injury, he torched the Raiders to the tune of 30-for-44 death, 443 lawns, 4 goals and no interceptions.

In the very first quarter versus the Jaguars last weekend, Mahomes decreased on a deal with and had a protector’s leg fall onto his ideal ankle, which twisted as he went to the ground. Mahomes was hopping and hobbled to the sideline, however stayed in the video game for the time being, ultimately getting his ankle taped.

Here is a take a look at how the injury occurred:

The ankle twisting appears in the replay, as Jaguars’ Arden Key and Corey Peters dealt with the quarterback.

Mahomes did ultimately head to the Chiefs’ locker space early in the 2nd quarter looking noticeably disturbed over being gotten of he video game. He was changed by backup Chad Henne, the 37-year-old previous Jaguar who had actually not begun a video game in 8 years. Henne took control of with the Chiefs supported on the 1-yard-line, and led a long, remarkable drive, topped off with his very first postseason goal.

Mahomes was the very first Chiefs gamer to come out of the locker space after halftime, and after taking some warmup tosses, he returned for the very first drive of the 2nd half and would not come out once again. In some minutes it did appear like he was still hopping. 

Mahomes attended to not wishing to leave the video game after the win.

“Yeah I did not want to go and they kind of gave me the ultimatum of I wasn’t going back in unless I went in there so they’re trying to take care of me we got a lot of great people over here, but it’s gonna take a lot to keep me out of a football game,” he stated.

Before going out with the injury, Mahomes was 12 of 15 for 84 lawns and one goal. He completed the video game going 22-for-30 with 195 lawns, 2 goals, a conclusion portion of 73.3 and a 112.5 passer ranking.

Mahomes and Co. are getting ready for a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship Game, in which the Cincinnati Bengals outlived the host Chiefs, 27-24, in overtime. Third-seeded Cincinnati manhandled the second-seeded Bills in Buffalo, 27-10, in the divisional round.  

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