Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Has ‘Another’ Injury That Could Impact the Bills Game
All the talk lately has been about Patrick Mahomes' head injury on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Divisional round, which caused him to be placed in the NFL's concussion protocol this week.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mahomes took big steps on the road to being cleared to play against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in the AFC Championship game, and the hope is he will be ready to play in time.
However, believe it or not, Mahomes is dealing with another injury that has flown under the radar, but could prove important if he does play against the Bills on Sunday.
ESPN reports Mahomes also has a foot injury, more specifically, a toe injury that he also sustained in the Chiefs game against the Browns.
You could tell Mahomes was laboring during the game with a noticeable limp but according to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after the game on Sunday, Mahomes' toe injury won't be a big problem moving forward.
"Yeah, I think he'll be OK there for right now with the toe part," Reid told reporters Monday. "I think we'll be all right there."
The Athletic reports that all signs point to the toe injury being turf toe, which is a painful sprain of the joint at the base of the toe. It's an injury that's common in football.
There's a good chance Mahomes won't be 100 percent if he does play on Sunday. Pushing off that injured foot will be painful.
If Mahomes ends up not playing, it'll be Chad Henne at quarterback for Kansas City, who has been in the NFL since 2008.