NFL: Andy Reid: Ankle injury not limiting Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes’ high-ankle sprain apparently won’t keep him from running the Kansas City Chiefs offense on Sunday in Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles.
In a pre-practice news conference on Wednesday, coach Andy Reid said Mahomes is moving well despite the injury to his right ankle, which the quarterback sustained in the divisional round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 21. He played through the injury in the AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 29.
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“He’s been doing really well with his ankle,” Reid said. “And we had a fast practice a couple of days ago and he moved well. He could really do just about everything. At least everything in the game plan that we’ve asked him to do. I think he’ll be fine today.”
Mahomes said he feels progress is being made in regard to the injury.
“I’m definitely in a better spot. I definitely am moving around better than I was moving last week or two weeks ago, and so, it’s just trying to continue to get the treatment and rehab and get to as close to 100 percent and then rely on some adrenaline to do a little bit extra when I’m on the field,” he said. “It’s going to be definitely better, more mobile, be able to move around a little bit better for sure, and then we’ll see on game day how close to 100 percent I can be.”
Mahomes was injured when Arden Key of the Jaguars landed on his right leg during the first quarter of the divisional game. Mahomes fell awkwardly under the weight of Key’s body and missed the second quarter before returning for the second half of the 27-20 victory.
In the 23-20 win over the Bengals the following week, Mahomes was 29-of-43 passing for 326 yards and two touchdowns. He ran the ball three times for eight yards.
–Field Level Media
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