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Patrick Mahomes dealing with toe injury that could require surgery

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Patrick Mahomes was able to receive clearance from the concussion protocol for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, but the Kansas City Chiefs star is battling another injury that will be worth monitoring.

Before he left last week’s game with what was feared to be a concussion, Mahomes suffered a toe injury that clearly limited his mobility. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the quarterback was diagnosed with turf toe and could require surgery during the offseason.

Mahomes had his left foot examined in the medical tent between series against the Cleveland Browns. He was then seen limping when he returned and made some uncharacteristically inaccurate throws.

While there will likely be a lot of talk about the frightening hit (video here) that landed Mahomes in concussion protocol, his foot ailment sounds like it has the potential to impact Sunday’s game.

Mack Wilson has cool reaction to latest Patrick Mahomes health update

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson was responsible for the hit that knocked Patrick Mahomes out of Sunday’s AFC Divisional game, but it’s clear that Wilson is rooting for the Chiefs quarterback to be good to go for the AFC Championship.

Wilson reacted to the news that Mahomes is increasingly likely to play Sunday on social media in a pretty cool way.

Wilson took some criticism for the hit he put on Mahomes, but defended himself after the game. It’s pretty obvious that he didn’t want Mahomes to get hurt, and that he’s been rooting for the Kansas City quarterback to be healthy enough to face the Buffalo Bills.

Some of Wilson’s Browns teammates may not have impressed one Chiefs star with their conduct after the hit. It sure seems like Wilson can’t really be criticized, though.

Patrick Mahomes says he has cleared concussion protocol

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Patrick Mahomes has been cleared to play in the AFC Championship Game.

After he practiced for the third consecutive day on Friday, Mahomes told reporters he has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will play against the Buffalo Bills.

Mahomes said he went through several tests throughout the week and that he has experienced no “lingering effects” from the hit that knocked him out of last week’s game.

Mahomes was immediately placed in the concussion protocol after he was unsteady on his feet following a hit in the third quarter of Kansas City’s win over the Cleveland Browns. It initially looked like his head bounced off the turf, but replays showed Browns linebacker Mack Wilson had Mahomes around the neck as he dragged him to the ground. You can see the video of the play here.

A player does not actually have to sustain a concussion to be placed in concussion protocol, and there are questions about whether Mahomes ever actually had one. In any event, he is ready to try to lead the Chiefs to their second straight Super Bowl.

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Patrick Mahomes remains on track to play against Bills

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Patrick Mahomes still has some steps to complete in the NFL’s concussion protocol before he is cleared to play against the Buffalo Bills, but the Kansas City Chiefs star remains on track.

Mahomes took part in practice on Friday for the third consecutive day. Footage showed him on the field jogging around in his helmet.

ESPN’s Jeff Darlington says Mahomes will be cleared by the Chiefs’ medical staff, at which point he needs to meet with an independent neurologist. If Mahomes passes all of those tests, he will officially be eligible to play in the AFC Championship Game.

All signs point to Mahomes playing. A player does not actually have to suffer a concussion to land in concussion protocol, and there are questions about whether Mahomes actually has one. It would be shocking if he is not cleared in time for Sunday.

Did Patrick Mahomes actually suffer a concussion?

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Patrick Mahomes exited Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Cleveland Browns with an injury suffered in the third quarter and was placed in concussion protocol. After the MVP quarterback was downgraded to “out” for the remainder of the game after being evaluated for a concussion, there was a wide assumption that the Kansas City Chiefs star had suffered a concussion. But now there are many signals calling into question whether or not Mahomes actually suffered a concussion against Cleveland.

For starters, it originally appeared as if Mahomes hit his head on the infamous rushing play in the third quarter. However, different angles showed that he did not hit his head against the Arrowhead Stadium turf. Instead, it appears that Mahomes may have been choked out on the play, which is something Jay Glazer reported on Sunday night.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said after the win that Mahomes passed all concussion tests. He added that Mahomes would have returned to the game in the old days, suggesting that it was the concussion protocol that kept Mahomes out.

Remember, players can be placed in concussion protocol for different reasons, and being in the protocol does not necessarily mean a player has been concussed. NFL reporter Ian Rapoport made this point on Wednesday.

A report on Monday said that Mahomes actually suffered a neck injury and not a concussion.

Factor in that Mahomes has no symptoms and was able to take all the snaps in practice on Wednesday, and that leads to further questions about whether there was a concussion. Former Chargers team doctor David Chao also does not believe Mahomes was concussed.

Even if Mahomes was not concussed, he did suffer a toe/foot injury in the game, and that could affect him in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Bills.

Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews responds after being mocked in video

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Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews responded on Twitter Tuesday after being mocked in a video.

Barstool Sports posted a video compilation on Sunday of Matthews yelling during Kansas City Chiefs games. The video was posted in a negative manner, showing how annoying Matthews’ yelling is. Their caption said: “Mahomes is never going to recover from this concussion.”

Mahomes was taken into concussion protocol on Sunday during the third quarter of the Chiefs’ win over the Cleveland Browns. He was able to practice on Wednesday and is receiving positive reports.

A Chiefs fan responded to the video to assure Matthews that Chiefs fans still love her. Matthews appreciated the message and told Chiefs fans she loved them back.

Matthews is taking the high road and focusing only on her intended audience: Chiefs fans who love her and Mahomes.

Andy Reid provides another positive update on Patrick Mahomes

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Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol after he left last week’s game against the Cleveland Browns, but all signs continue to point toward him playing in the AFC Championship Game.

The Kansas City Chiefs held a light practice on Wednesday, and Andy Reid told reporters that Mahomes participated. The coach said Mahomes “feels good” and “took all the snaps,” according to USA Today’s Jori Epstein.

Mahomes will still have to pass more tests before he can be officially cleared, but there has been nothing but positive news surrounding him since he left the field last Sunday.

Mahomes was immediately placed in the concussion protocol after he was unsteady on his feet following a hit in the third quarter of Kansas City’s win over the Browns. It initially looked like his head bounced off the turf, but replays showed Browns linebacker Mack Wilson had Mahomes around the neck as he dragged him to the ground. You can see the video of the play here.

It’s unclear if Mahomes has actually been diagnosed with a concussion. Being placed in concussion protocol does not necessarily mean a player has a concussion. Mahomes is not experiencing any symptoms.

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Patrick Mahomes has ‘no symptoms’ ahead of AFC Championship

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is hoping to be cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol in time for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, and it sounds like he remains on the right track.

Mahomes is expected to go through a light practice on Wednesday and then ramp up his work later in the week, which is consistent with what the Chiefs will be doing. While Mahomes still has to undergo more tests, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the QB is not experiencing any symptoms.

All of the news surrounding Mahomes’ status has been positive to this point. He was said to have cleared some “big steps” on Monday and Tuesday.

A report on Monday claimed Mahomes is dealing with more of a neck injury than a concussion. That is consistent with what Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported following Sunday’s game, which was that Mahomes was essentially choked out and nearly lost consciousness.

Mahomes was immediately placed in the concussion protocol after he was unsteady on his feet following a hit in the third quarter of Kansas City’s win over the Cleveland Browns. It initially looked like his head bounced off the turf, but replays showed Browns linebacker Mack Wilson had Mahomes around the neck as he dragged him to the ground. You can see the video of the play here.

Patrick Mahomes injury update: QB clears ‘big steps’ in concussion protocol

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The Kansas City Chiefs cannot yet be certain whether they will have Patrick Mahomes for the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, but the quarterback continues to trend in the right direction.

Mahomes has already cleared “some big steps” in the NFL’s concussion protocol, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. While there are more hurdles before he is officially cleared, Mahomes is expected to practice Wednesday and the Chiefs remain optimistic about his status.

Mahomes is also dealing with a foot injury, though that is not expected to impact his status for Sunday.

A report on Monday claimed Mahomes is dealing with more of a neck injury than a concussion. That is consistent with what Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported following Sunday’s game, which was that Mahomes was essentially choked out and nearly lost consciousness.

Mahomes was immediately placed in the concussion protocol after he was unsteady on his feet following a hit in the third quarter of Kansas City’s win over the Cleveland Browns. It initially looked like his head bounced off the turf, but replays showed Browns linebacker Mack Wilson had Mahomes around the neck as he dragged him to the ground. You can see the video of the play here.

If Mahomes can’t play in the AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs would be forced to start Chad Henne. That would make them a heavy underdog against Josh Allen and the Bills.

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Report: Patrick Mahomes dealing with neck injury, not concussion

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Patrick Mahomes left Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns and entered the NFL’s concussion protocol, but it is possible the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback never actually suffered a concussion.

Mahomes was immediately placed in the concussion protocol after he was unsteady on his feet following a hit in the third quarter. It initially looked like his head bounced off the turf, but replays showed Browns linebacker Mack Wilson had Mahomes around the neck as he dragged him to the ground. You can see the video of the play here.

According to a report from Carrington Harrison of 610 Sports in KC, Mahomes has passed all of his concussion tests since Sunday night and the belief is he actually tweaked a nerve in his neck.

FOX’s Jay Glazer said after Kansas City’s 22-17 win that Mahomes was more or less choked out rather than hitting his head. The reigning Super Bowl MVP even tried to get back into the game after passing some initial concussion tests.

All of that could be good news for the Chiefs. While a neck injury that nearly left Mahomes unconscious deserves its own level of attention, he has a better chance of playing against the Buffalo Bills next weekend if he avoided a concussion. He’ll still have to pass all of the relevant tests, but that shouldn’t be a problem if he didn’t actually suffer a concussion.