Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes has decided to go ahead and have surgery on the turf toe injury that plagued him for the entirety of the NFL postseason. Reporter Ian Rapoport has word that surgery will happen on Wednesday for Mahomes.
Mahomes first injured his toe against the Cleveland Browns in the Divisional Round of the postseason, the Chiefs first overall appearance after earning a first-round bye during the divisional round. In that first quarter, Mahomes injured his foot in a way that clearly had him grimacing in pain trying to step into throws, particularly to his left, yet he went on to compete until a head injury forced him out of the game in the third quarter (and into the league’s concussion protocol).
The Chiefs would get Mahomes back in the AFC Championship with special treatment for Mahomes’ toe injury and he performed very well against Buffalo in order to beat the Bills and get the Chiefs back into the Super Bowl.
Mahomes has decided to have offseason surgery for turf toe.
Even with another two weeks of rest, Mahomes was still dealing with the foot issue as he took on the Buccaneers on Sunday in a frustrating loss in the biggest game of the year. Mahomes was forced to scramble everywhere in order to avoid the Bucs’ constant pressure, and the Chiefs simply could not overcome the number of injuries all around—including that of Mahomes. After the game, however, Mahomes refused to blame anything on the toe injury. In fact, he even referenced his good play against the Bills as a reference point.
It will be interesting to see how Mahomes is progressing as the Chiefs enter spring training activities and OTAs beyond that. Hopefully Mahomes is fine and able to rehab the way he would like between seasons.