Patrick Mahomes Injury: Chiefs QB bounces back from sprained ankle to beat Jaguars in wild card round.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sprained his ankle in the divisional game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and when he was initially questioned, he returned in the second half and played the rest of the game to help the team to a 27-20 lead. to win After the game, Mahomes said there is no official prognosis and he will be good to go for the AFC Championship Game.

Initial X-rays were negative and Mahomes will undergo an MRI on Sunday to get more information about the extent of the injury. ESPN

In the first quarter, the quarterback came down on a tackle and a defender’s leg landed on his right ankle, twisting it as he went to the ground. Mahomes was knocked to the side while rolling, but stayed in the game for the time being, eventually getting his ankle taped.

See how the damage happened.

The sprained ankle is shown on replay as the Jaguars’ Travon Walker and Andre Cisco tackle the quarterback.

Mahomes eventually headed to the Chiefs’ locker room, looking angry about being ejected early in the second quarter. He was replaced by backup Chad Heane. The 37-year-old former Jaguar Hasn’t started a game in eight years. Heene took over at the 1-yard line, capping the drive with a touchdown after the first quarter.

Mahomes was the first Chiefs player out of the locker room after halftime and after taking some warm-up tests, he returned for the first drive of the second half and didn’t come out again. In some moments, he still seems to be designing.

Mahomes said he didn’t want to leave the game after the win.

“Yeah, I didn’t want to go and they gave me an ultimatum that unless I got in there, I wasn’t coming back, so we’ve got a lot of good people here trying to take care of me,” he said, “but it’s going to take a lot to get me out of the game of football.”

He also credited Heaney, saying, “Chad Heaney, man, he’s been in the building every day, he’s made me a much better quarterback the way he’s taught me and he’s always made me ready to go to the quarterback.” That his touchdown drive is the difference maker in the game.

Catching the game ball, Travis Kelce said, “This ball goes to Chad Henne here. Henne—anything is possible.”

Before going out with the injury, Mahomes was 12 of 15 for 84 yards and a touchdown. He finished the game 22 for 30 with 195 yards, two touchdowns, a completion percentage of 73.3 and a passer rating of 112.5.

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