Patrick Mahomes on his ankle: I feel like I’m in a good spot

Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals, 2023 AFC Championship
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After he played through his high-ankle sprain in last week’s AFC Championship Game, there’s no doubt quarterback Patrick Mahomes will play through it again for Super Bowl LVII.

But the injury is likely to affect him in some way.

Like last week, Mahomes was listed as a full participant on Wednesday’s injury report. He said in his Thursday press conference that he came out of last week’s game just fine.

“I just was generally sore,” Mahomes said. “It was a physical game. I mean, my whole body was a little sore. I don’t think I had any step backwards or anything like that, no re-aggravation of the ankle. Just the general, little bit of pain I had playing.

“But other than that, I feel like I’m in a good spot.”

Mahomes finished last week’s game 29-of-43 passing for 326 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a lost fumble. He ran only three times for 8 yards, one of which was the 5-yard run at the end of the game.

2 responses to “Patrick Mahomes on his ankle: I feel like I’m in a good spot

  1. The most overstated injury perhaps in the history of professional sports. He bore full weight on it and outran the entire Bengals defense. On a couple occasions, he hopped on the right ankle after throwing, which was the “hurt” ankle instead of hopping on the left ankle because he forgot which foot to fake the limp on. It was a concerted effort to get the “heroism” card, which he played to perfection, but the sheep ate it up, and will continue to do so. After all, the refs loved it.

  2. I would not be shocked if he has surgery after the season. To those saying it’s a fake injury, I don’t believe that. He does look in pain at times. Dude is just tough. Time will tell, but it does affect him. He does not look 100%, but is pushing through the best he can. The year he had turf toe in the SB, he had surgery after the season. Said after that he had to curl his toes to just walk around normally. He is also by no means the only player playing with decent injuries. It’s the playoffs, no one is healthy

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