Patrick Mahomes Injury Update: What Chiefs QB Said Following Super Bowl

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is interviewed
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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Feb 13, 2023, 4:30 PM
  • Patrick Mahomes reaggravated his high ankle sprain in the Super Bowl.
  • The Chiefs quarterback expects to be good to go for the 2023 season.

Patrick Mahomes couldn’t mask his pain like he had before.

The Chiefs quarterback was playing through a high ankle sprain for the past few weeks. He refused to take the bench, but he also wasn’t 100% either.

Then his foot was twisted again on a third-down run when he was tackled by Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards. As Edwards rapidly stood up to celebrate the play, Mahomes crawled on the grass.

A teammate was there to help him up, but Mahomes didn’t want the assistance. He limped back to the sideline, but he did so on his own.

Backup quarterback Chad Henne began warming up on the sideline as the Chiefs staff worked with Mahomes.

Mahomes walked back to the locker room with his teammates at halftime. Doubt swirled regarding whether the Chiefs would have the young legend available.

Henne didn’t take a single snap. Mahomes powered through, and he sparked the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory along the way.

“It felt great until I kind of rolled it a little bit,” Mahomes said after the game Sunday evening. “I felt really good and then that happened and had a lot of soreness going through into halftime and was able to move it around, kind of get taped up a little bit and go out there in that second half. It didn’t feel good, but I was going to leave it all out there. And I’m glad it was enough for the win.”

Patrick Mahomes Ankle Injury Update

Mahomes’ high ankle sprain will not hold him back for the 2023 season, he told the media Monday morning after winning Super Bowl 57 on Sunday.

He’s not worried about his ankle long-term, as he expressed confidence in his ability to participate in organized team activities leading up to next season.

“I’ll for sure be ready for OTAs and everything like that,” Mahomes said on Monday. “Obviously, we’ll continue the rehab, continue the treatment that we were doing and just give it some rest. I think the best thing for it is going to be rest. Just try to make sure when we get to OTAs I’m ready to go. 

“The one thing that might take a hit is my golf game so I’ll have to take a few weeks off of that.”

Mahomes suffered his high ankle sprain during the divisional round of the playoffs against the Jaguars. But he played through it in that game and when the Chiefs won over the Bengals in the AFC Championship.

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said he would’ve had to fight Mahomes if the team tried to bench him. Kansas City senior assistant and quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy told me Mahomes was adamant that he not be taken off the field for long when his injury first occurred against Jacksonville.

“I knew it was pretty bad when he got up limping,” Bieniemy said. “But I knew it wasn’t going to be bad enough where he pulled himself off the field. That’s just Pat. That’s who he is since Day 1. 

“He is as competitive as they come, and he’s not going to ever pull himself out of a situation with his team, through the good and the bad. At the time, I really wasn’t concerned. I knew that he would just find a way to walk it off.

“… What a great person. What a great performance. I just wish everybody could have his mindset and determination.” 

Patrick Mahomes Super Bowl MVP 

Mahomes won the second Super Bowl MVP award of his career despite the ailment. He threw for 182 yards and three touchdowns while completing 21 of 27 passes. He also ran for 44 yards on six carries.

“He wants to be the greatest player ever,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Sunday. “That’s what he wants to do, and that’s the way he goes about his business. He does it humbly. There’s no bragging.

“… That’s just not him, and we appreciate that. Then when it’s time for the guys around him to raise their game, he helps them with that. The great quarterbacks make everybody around him better, including the head coach, so he’s done a heck of a job.”

Patrick Mahomes MVP Odds

Mahomes is tied for the best odds to win the 2023 MVP award at +650. Joe Burrow of the Bengals and Josh Allen of the Bills have the same odds.

Chiefs’ Super Bowl Odds

The Chiefs are NFL betting favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions next season with odds at +600.

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.