Jimmie Ward checked for injury after huge hit on Patrick Mahomes
Jimmie Ward delivered a big hit in the first quarter of Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, and the San Francisco 49ers defensive back paid the price.
Patrick Mahomes ran for a big gain on 3rd-and-11 deep inside San Francisco territory, but Ward forced the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback to fumble with an open-field hit. However, it was Ward who stayed down on the turf and needed to be helped to the sideline.
Huge hit on Mahomes by Jimmie Wardpic.twitter.com/FD91EhVO79
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Mahomes fumbled the ball backwards, so the hit actually prevented him from picking up a first down. However, the Chiefs converted on fourth down and scored a touchdown a few plays later. Mahomes stood over Ward and taunted him following the play.
Ward returned to the field on the same drive.