Patrick Mahomes ankle harm: Chiefs QB full participant at Wednesday’s practice

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was a full participant at practice Wednesday after collaborating within the workforce’s walkthrough within the morning, in accordance with head coach Andy Reid, and it seems as if the 2022 All-Pro quarterback will not be very restricted when he does hit the practice subject. Mahomes exited his press convention on Wednesday with out both a strolling boot or a noticeable limp.

“I’m doing good, AFC Championship week, I’m able to go,” Patrick Mahomes stated Wednesday. “It’s [his ankle] doing good, I’ve had a number of days of therapy, a number of days of rehab. I’m excited to go get on the practice subject and try it out, see the place I’m at. It’s feeling good to this point.”

Mahomes, who suffered a excessive ankle sprain in final weekend’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, has maintained all alongside that he would play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game towards the Cincinnati Bengals, and proper now it seems to be trending in that course. He continued to elaborate on the standing of his ankle, per NFL Media, saying he has been getting therapy “persistently since Saturday evening” after the divisional spherical win towards the Jaguars and hasn’t been house a lot apart from to get some sleep. JuJu Smith-Schuster, the Chiefs’ high huge receiver, expressed supreme confidence Wednesday in Mahomes’ potential to play at a excessive degree even with the excessive ankle sprain.

“There is nothing that’s going to cease Pat from doing what Pat does,” Smith-Schuster stated, by way of NFL Media.

On Monday, Reid confirmed to reporters that Mahomes does certainly have a excessive ankle sprain, including that he is “doing OK” and “working onerous on the therapy.” Reid additionally famous that he needed to attend and see how Mahomes was feeling earlier than figuring out the quantity of reps he would obtain all through the week of practice. While it is unknown how a lot Mahomes will practice, getting on the sector Wednesday is an effective signal.

Reid additionally famous that Mahomes’ ankle harm shouldn’t be as extreme because the one Mahomes suffered in Week 1 of the 2019 season, additionally towards Jacksonville. That needs to be music to the ears of Chiefs followers, particularly contemplating {that a} week after that 2019 harm, he torched the Raiders to the tune of 30-for-44 passing, 443 yards, 4 touchdowns and nil interceptions.

In the primary quarter towards the Jaguars final weekend, Mahomes went down on a deal with and had a defender’s leg fall onto his proper ankle, which twisted as he went to the bottom. Mahomes was limping and hobbled to the sideline, however remained within the recreation in the interim, ultimately getting his ankle taped.

Here is a glance at how the harm occurred:

The ankle twisting is clear within the replay, as Jaguars’ Arden Key and Corey Peters tackled the quarterback.

Mahomes did ultimately head to the Chiefs’ locker room early within the second quarter wanting visibly upset over being taken out of his recreation. He was changed by backup Chad Henne, the 37-year-old former Jaguar who had not began a recreation in eight years. Henne took over with the Chiefs backed up on the 1-yard-line, and led a protracted, spectacular drive, capped off along with his first postseason landing.

Mahomes was the primary Chiefs participant to come back out of the locker room after halftime, and after taking some warmup throws, he returned for the primary drive of the second half and wouldn’t come out once more. In some moments it regarded like he was nonetheless limping.

Mahomes addressed not wanting to go away the sport after the win.

“Yeah I did not wish to go and so they form of gave me the ultimatum of I wasn’t going again in except I went in there so that they’re attempting to care for me we acquired numerous nice folks over right here, nevertheless it’s gonna take so much to maintain me out of a soccer recreation,” he stated.

Before going out with the harm, Mahomes was 12 of 15 for 84 yards and one landing. He completed the sport going 22-for-30 with 195 yards, two touchdowns, a completion proportion of 73.3 and a 112.5 passer score.

Mahomes and Co. are making ready for a rematch of final season’s AFC Championship Game, wherein the Cincinnati Bengals outlasted the host Chiefs, 27-24, in extra time. Third-seeded Cincinnati manhandled the second-seeded Bills in Buffalo, 27-10, within the divisional spherical.

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