Patrick Mahomes “tweaked” ankle in loss

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid downplayed the ankle injury of quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was noticeably hobbling in last night’s loss to the Colts.

“Tweaked it just a little bit. I think he’s going to be OK,” Reid said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “He was pretty good at the end there. We’ll see how that goes.”

Mahomes didn’t miss any game time, but he wasn’t himself, and the inability to run and throw on the run was obvious, as the Colts handed them their first loss of a season.

Mahomes said he’d be a regular in the athletic training room for the next week.

“Just reaggravated it a little bit there in the first half and then got stepped on in the second half,” Mahomes said. “Obviously it’s going to be a little sore tomorrow.”

The Colts also lost defensive end Chris Jones (groin), linebacker Anthony Hitchens (groin), and defensive lineman Xavier Williams (ankle), along with wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring).

That means for a week, their injury report will be more important to watch than their highlight reel, heading into next week’s game against the Texans.

52 responses to “Patrick Mahomes “tweaked” ankle in loss

  1. The praise heaped on him last night by Michaels and Collingsworth was insane, it’s like they weren’t watching the game.

  2. The soft tissue injury’s throughout the league is a direct result of starters not playing in the pre season. You can’t go from almost nothing to full speed ahead without causing problems for yourself.

  3. He took a cleat to the side of the ankle from one of his own Olinemen. Looked nasty and must hurt like hell. Lucky he’s doesn’t have a broken ankle and shows a lot of toughness that he went back in.

  4. The close up was painful to watch. His offensive lineman is 300 pounds and those cleats hit him straight in the ankle. That is A LOT of pressure. He’s lucky nothing was broken or tweaked.

  5. Mahomes is still a great QB, who can make amazing throws, but this is the first time we’ve seen him playing without 2 Pro- Bowl receivers Watkins and Hill. He still had great weapons, but couldn’t get it done. He has had it relatively easy till now.

    Not a slam on him- he’s great, and I’m sure they’ll figure it out.

  6. officialgame says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:17 am
    The soft tissue injury’s throughout the league is a direct result of starters not playing in the pre season. You can’t go from almost nothing to full speed ahead without causing problems for yourself.
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    IKR? I think that every time I read about cutting back on pre season stuff. The more they start asking these guys to go from zero to sixty the more we are going to see those injuries. (Im talking about players as a whole, I am aware in Mahomes case he was stepped on) It matters not how much more money they can make, that does not change how the human body works.

  7. tajuara says:
    October 7, 2019 at 8:21 am
    Big Ben 2.0

    I didn’t play a bad game I had an injury

    Oh look another tough guy coach potatoe. It’s amsing how tough guys are when protected by a keyboard and a couch.

    Holmes is a really tough guy and is not huge. I enjoy what he brings to the game unlike the tough guy who just brings salsa and dip.

  8. “The soft tissue injury’s throughout the league is a direct result of starters not playing in the pre season.”

    Did you not see the replay of one of his own Olinemen stepping onto the side of Mahome’s ankle with his cleat? They only showed it a half dozen times or so.

    That injury has nothing to do with not playing in the preseason

  9. Most players in the NFL would take 4-6 weeks off for an injury like his. I tip my hat to him for toughing it out and playing like the players did in the old days. Go Mahomes!

  10. Despite KC’s failure to stop the run, it still looked to me that if Mahomes wasn’t injured he probably would have helped pull out a KC win.

    Colts did play a helluva game though.

  11. Last 2 games….

    56.8% 318 YPG 1 TD 0 INT

    DC’s have figured out it’s best to keep him in the pocket and bring heat up the gut.

  12. officialgame says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:17 am
    The soft tissue injury’s throughout the league is a direct result of starters not playing in the pre season. You can’t go from almost nothing to full speed ahead without causing problems for yourself.

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    I don’t get this reasoning. It’s not like these guys are sitting on their couches then getting up suddenly to play a game at full speed. These guys are in the weight room, practice field, etc. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. Dude got rolled up then stepped on later. I guess playing in preseason would’ve avoided that?

  13. patriots123456 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 8:37 am

    PFT said last week he was going to be this years MVP. LOL
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    after one loss? I’ll stick with PFT’s prediction

  14. tvguy22 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Classic Andy Reid letdown game. Offense lays an egg. “I need to do a better job in there.”
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    You forgot, “Time is yours.” at the end.

  15. On the pass that was reviewed as an interception, and then called that the ball hit the ground, why didn’t Andy review for PI? The guy was in full contact with the receiver and clearly PI. Granted KC was lucky that it was reversed but it still looked to be clear PI.

    That said, as a Chiefs fan, the pick play that Hilton was called for, and reviewed was absurd… I don’t understand these rules. TY did nothing, review showed that, yet the bad call upheld… was that to try and justify that the ref absolutely blew the call?

    Colts were better last night for sure, but the refs have been horrible all year.

  16. It’s sort of how the Colts won.That and the Chiefs putrid Run D that can’t stop a nosebleed.

    NE will blast either on of these teams.

    Mahomes is going to get killed one of these days. For every broken play he makes a good play on, he takes some risks with sacks and other questionable decisions.

    That ankle could be just the beginning.

  17. Mahomes has the ARodgers tendency to hold the ball too long. He’s absolutely incredible but for his health he’d be wise to make a quicker read instead of waiting for the 25-30yd play to develop. And with his crazy arm angles he might be the first QB to get Tommy John surgery. But man he’s fun to watch.

  18. Paddy Mahomes is a phenomenol athlete but he better start showing he can hang in the pocket and connect passes regularly with a containment heavy pass rush ’cause that’s what defenses are starting to give him.

  19. Reich needs to send a thank you to Matt Patricia. Blue printed laid out a week earlier. It’s even easier with a tweaked ankle for Mahomes. Sooner or later having a garbage defense is going to sink KC.

  20. Correct if I am wrong, Mahomes was 12-4 as a starter last year and is 4-1 this year, for a cumulative and current total of 16-5. Pretty good! In fact, one of the best starts to a career by any QB in the Super Bowl era. And he has been anointed as the next Great One. It’ll be interesting to see how KC responds after this loss at home, how Mahomes’ game adjusts if his mobility is limited and if that KC defense can improve.

  21. The narrative after 20 plus games is that Mahomes will pass for 6k and rush for 1000k yards a year. Will destroy all passing records and pass up Brady as GOAT by year 5. KC fans and media….PUMP THE BRAKES

  22. “AFC goes through Foxboro, AGAIN!”

    Still a lot of games to be played, including the regular season game that KC comes to Foxboro for. I think I’ll wait a while before I proclaim the Pats the #1 seed, we’ve seen how that can go in the past.

    I know for sure Bill and Tom aren’t thinking about the 1 seed or the playoffs yet, they’re just thinking about the Giants on Thursday night.

  23. I am not a Colts fan, but lost in the all trolls hating on Mahomes and the Chiefs is this: Frank Reich and coaches put together a brilliant game plan and the Colts players executed it. That’s why they won. Not Mahomes sucks, stinks, or whatever those of you who know nothing about football and seem thrilled to demonstrate that at every opportunity are constantly chirping–Colts played one helluva game, and did it with a depleted secondary. Good coaching+good execution wins games. Period.

  24. The praise heaped on him in predetermined fashion by the NBC booth is actually what made him reinjure his ankle… the sheer weight of it all. It bordered on worship. Was a little out of hand. Somewhere over the years the media has forgotten football is a team game.

  25. PFT said last week he was going to be this years MVP. LOL

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    Umm he’s still on pace for something like 6400 yards this season. If he gets to 6000 nobody else will even be considered.

  26. One TD pass in the last 9 quarters. Maye even the loonies will revoke his GOAT status if he keeps this up.

  27. Mahomes will heal and he will get his receivers back. I’d be more concerned about the KC defense and running game. In the meantime, I wonder which Texans team will show up in KC this Sunday. Could be an interesting game… maybe.

  28. I dont get the hate for this guy… Pat mahomes is simply awesome. Once brady retires this guy will unquestionably be the best in the league. The patsys have been great for 20 years now. We all know that. Before long thats goung to end and you trolls will disappear back under your bridges. Try to appreciate good football regardless of the laundry. Dwelling on a loss from 2 years ago cant be healthy

  29. harrisonhits2 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    “AFC goes through Foxboro, AGAIN!”

    Still a lot of games to be played, including the regular season game that KC comes to Foxboro for. I think I’ll wait a while before I proclaim the Pats the #1 seed, we’ve seen how that can go in the past.

    I know for sure Bill and Tom aren’t thinking about the 1 seed or the playoffs yet, they’re just thinking about the Giants on Thursday night.

    ——————————
    I agree. The 5-0 is nice but the Patriots have been showing some real holes and they need to get on that because with tougher opponents ahead someone is going to exploit those if they are not fixed soon.

    For good news they did successfully use that game as a scrimmage to get the oline dialed in better, and made visible progress.

  30. joetoronto says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:05 am
    The praise heaped on him last night by Michaels and Collingsworth was insane, it’s like they weren’t watching the game.

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    Its far from the first time the announcers comments have been surreal like that. I think these guys and the producers work leading up to games planning out what their narratives will be. In a case where they were expecting a Pat Mahomes show the narratives were set up for the guys to be gushing all over it. So when what they expected and prepared for is not what takes place these guys struggle to adjust, I suspect its because they were instructed to follow script more than just they are that blind.

  31. Milwaukee’s Biggest Vikings Fan says:

    October 7, 2019 at 11:12 am

    When you have 6 easy divisional games every year, it’s pretty easy. There are 9-10 easy games on the Pats schedule this year. The AFC better go through Foxboro.

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    Brady is under .500 in Miami and the Pats in and out of division winning pct. is almost identical. And that is with a 1st place out of division schedule every year.

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