Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a high-ankle sprain within the staff’s 27-20 playoff win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday.
That information comes from ESPN’s Adam Schefter after Mahomes underwent an MRI following the game.
A high-ankle sprain is a big damage, and usually sidelines gamers for a number of weeks. However Mahomes was capable of return to Sunday’s recreation within the second half and reportedly expects to play within the AFC Championship recreation subsequent week.
The Chiefs will play the winner of Sunday’s Buffalo Payments-Cincinnati Bengals recreation. Whether it is Buffalo, that recreation might be performed at a impartial website in Atlanta. Whether it is Cincinnati, the Chiefs will host that recreation at Arrowhead Stadium.
Mahomes was injured within the first half of Saturday’s recreation and briefly left in the course of the second quarter the place he was changed by veteran backup Chad Henne. Mahomes was taking part in with an apparent limp and his mobility was considerably restricted following the damage.
He ended up ending the day 22-for-30 passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite the fact that Henne performed nicely in aid when wanted, Mahomes is the engine that makes the Chiefs offense run and his well being will considerably influence what occurs within the AFC Championship recreation and past. If he’s one hundred pc wholesome, the Chiefs are in all probability vital favorites to signify the AFC within the Tremendous Bowl and maybe even win it.
But when he’s restricted in any manner, or has to depart subsequent Sunday’s recreation, that may dramatically restrict what the Chiefs offense is able to. Particularly towards a staff that’s higher than Sunday’s opponent (Jacksonville).
His ankle would be the story within the NFL this week.