Patrick Mahomes will have x-ray on hand injury for Chiefs
By Matt Conner
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will get an x-ray on his throwing hand after potentially injuring it in the win over the Patriots.
Despite the sentiment that he will “be okay” coming from head coach Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs will undoubtedly be nervously awaiting the results of scheduled x-rays set for quarterback Patrick Mahomes after it was clear he injured his throwing hand.
During Sunday’s win over the New England Patriots, Mahomes went down on his hand in a way that caused obvious discomfort throughout the game and even altered numerous throws as they came out of his hand. Still, he kept Matt Moore on the sideline and was able to finish the game as the starting quarterback before being taken for x-rays after the game to make sure nothing was seriously wrong.
After the game, Reid did say, “We think it’s okay.” however the team was going to take every precaution to make sure their most valuable player is ready and able to suit up when it matters most.
For Mahomes, it’s been a year to forget in terms of injuries. Last year, the Chiefs were generally in good health all year and Mahomes was upright for every game as he set numerous passing records and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. This year, the team has lost several key players for long stretches and Mahomes himself has dealt with a dislocated kneecap and a sore ankle. It’s a list of injuries now joined by an as-yet-identified issue with his throwing hand.
Mahomes completed 28 of 40 passes on the night for 283 yards and 1 touchdown. He also threw an interception. On the year, Mahomes has thrown 21 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in 11 starts for the Chiefs.