Patrick Mahomes: Kansas City Chiefs QB confirms sprained ankle after MRI NFL News

Patrick Mahomes suffered the injury during the Kansas City Chiefs’ AFC Divisional Round victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. Mahomes left the game during the second quarter but returned in the second half.

Last updated: 22/01/23 at 7:17 pm


Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter against Jacksonville.

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Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter against Jacksonville.

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter against Jacksonville.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain during the team’s AFC Divisional Round win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, an MRI has confirmed. ESPN reported on Sunday.

Mahomes, a former NFL MVP and two-time All-Pro, said he plans to play in next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against either the Cincinnati Bengals or the Buffalo Bills.

The third-seeded Bengals and second-seeded Bills meet in Buffalo on Sunday.

“It feels better than I thought it was going to now.” Mahomes said Saturday that the 27-20 victory sent the top-seeded Chiefs to the AFC title game for the fifth consecutive season.

“Obviously, I’ve got a lot of adrenaline going right now, so we’ll see how that feels. But I’m going to jump right into treatment and try to be close to 100 percent by next week. Happy. Luckily. For us, we played the opening game on Saturday, so we get about an extra half day to let the ankle rest.”

Despite suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter of the win over Jacksonville, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is confident he will be fit for next weekend's AFC Championship Game.

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Despite suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter of the win over Jacksonville, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is confident he will be fit for next weekend’s AFC Championship Game.

Despite suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter of the win over Jacksonville, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is confident he will be fit for next weekend’s AFC Championship Game.

Mahomes, 27, injured his right ankle in the first quarter when he was tackled by Jacksonville’s Arden Key and Corey Peters. The key landed on Mahomes’ right lower leg as the quarterback fell awkwardly to the ground.

Backup Chad Henne entered the game with 9:59 left in the second quarter, shortly after Mahomes was told by coach Andy Reid to return to the locker room for an exam.

Mahomes, who said X-rays on his ankle were negative, returned to the Kansas City bench during the possession, but remained on the sideline in his jacket. Instead, he saw Hein drive the Chiefs 98 yards on 12 plays for a touchdown.

Highlights of the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Divisional Round

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Highlights of the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Divisional Round

Highlights of the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Divisional Round

Returning to the field in the second half, Mahomes went 4-of-7 for 50 yards in the third quarter and 6-for-8 for 61 yards in the fourth with a touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling to make it 27-17 with 7. Got the lead. He also added 3 rushing yards after halftime with :08 left.

If the Bengals win on Sunday, the Chiefs will host Kansas City next week.

If the Bulls win Sunday, the AFC title game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta after NFL owners approved a resolution earlier this month to adjust the playoffs to accommodate Buffalo’s cancellation. Competitive imbalances can be eliminated. Cincinnati game in Week 17. That game was postponed on Jan. 2 when Bulls safety Damer Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field.



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