Kansas City Chiefs fans received quite the scare when seeing quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ reaction on the sidelines to a potential injury in Super Bowl 57.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ right ankle was a story to follow since the conclusion of the Divisional Round. Facing off against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain, forcing him to exit for a portion of the game. Yet, he was able to play the following week and beat the Bengals to win the AFC championship for the third time in four years. Fans wondered if his ankle would be able to hold up, especially against Philadelphia’s tough defense.
In the second quarter, Mahomes was chased outside of the pocket and brought to the ground by the linebacker T.J. Edwards. During that, Mahomes’ right ankle bent awkwardly, which caused him to limp heavily to the sidelines.
Chiefs fans received quite the scare upon seeing Mahomes’ reaction on the sidelines.
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While Mahomes was being attended to by members of Kansas City’s training staff, backup Chad Henne was spotted on throwing passes on the sidelines. However, Mahomes was later seen looking at plays on the team’s tablet.
Chiefs fans didn’t exactly get an idea on if Mahomes would return to the game, as the Eagles held onto possession of the football leading into halftime. Philadelphia took a 24-14 lead after 35-yard field goal by Jake Elliott as time expired.
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But as the cameras followed Mahomes to the locker room, the quarterback didn’t have as heavily of a limp when walking in the hallways of State Farm Stadium.
In the first half, Mahomes completed 8-of-13 pass attempts for 89 yards and one touchdown. The Chiefs only had possession of the football for a little over eight minutes. The Eagles offense, meanwhile, had possession for nearly 22 minutes.
Mahomes status for the second half will be worth monitoring, and we will continue to keep you updated once additional information is provided.
UPDATE: Mahomes returned for the second half, leading the Chiefs offense on the opening drive.
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