Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes injured his ankle early in the divisional game against Jacksonville Jaguars And after initially doubting the comeback, he came back to start the second half. An x-ray of his ankle was negative, According to Ian Rapoport.
Mahomes ran onto the field after halftime and was throwing warmups. He was the first player to come out of the locker room, and when NBC reporter Melissa Stark asked him if he was okay, he said yes.
His return brought loud cheers to Arrowhead Stadium, but Mahomes prepared to get back to work, telling the crowd to calm down.
The quarterback went down in a tackle in the first quarter, and the defender’s leg came down on his right ankle that he sprained while running on the ground. Mahomes limped and limped to the sideline, but did not concede two touchdowns before returning for the next play, and did not miss any time. Mahomes then taped his ankle and returned to the game, continuing to miss no plays.
Here’s a look at what happened in the first quarter:
The sprained ankle is evident in the replay, with the Jaguars’ Travon Walker and Andre Sisko tackling the centre.
Here’s a look at Mahomes limping:
Mahomes eventually headed to the Chiefs’ locker room early in the second quarter, and was replaced by backup Chad Henne, The 37-year-old ex-Jaguar Who hasn’t started a game in eight years. Mahomes appeared visibly upset at the decision to go to the locker room, and threw his jacket in frustration.
Mahomes originally asked to stay in the game, saying, “Don’t take me out” and “I’m fine, I’m good,” but the medical staff clearly felt he needed to go to the locker room.
Here is his interaction with coach Andy Reid shortly before the No. 15 entered the dressing room:
The game was tied at 7-7 when the injury occurred. The Chiefs converted the drive into a field goal to make it 10-3. They took a 17-10 halftime lead after Henne’s first career postseason TD pass.
Before coming out with the injury, Mahomes was 12 of 15 for 84 yards and 1 touchdown. In the half, Henne was 5 of 7 for 23 yards and 1 touchdown.
CBS Sports will continue to provide updates on Mahomes’ status throughout the game.
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