The Kansas City Chiefs will see Patrick Mahomes back at practice on Wednesday even with a sprained ankle.
For those who needed to see it to believe it, the Kansas City Chiefs saw star quarterback Patrick Mahomes return to practice on Wednesday in preparation to face the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game, as if he didn’t suffer a high ankle sprain just a few days ago.
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter has word from Chiefs head coach Andy Reid that Mahomes “will practice today.” Reid added that he’d already went through the team’s walkthrough and that he would be there in practice.
It’s quite possible that he is limited in practice, so there’s no word yet as to what extent Mahomes was able to participate, but it’s great news for the Chiefs who had to wonder just how their quarterback might look after suffering an ugly ankle injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional Round.
The Chiefs went without Mahomes for a spell in the win over the Jags last Saturday, and Chad Henne showed that he can still move the chains by leading a very impressive 98-yard drive. That said, Mahomes was back onto the field fairly quickly after getting checked out in the locker room to make sure there was no more serious damage done in terms of structural issues.
The Chiefs will adjust their offensive approach based on the way Mahomes looks leading up to the conference title game. But even if they had to amend their schemes, it’s clear that the fourth round between Mahomes vs Joe Burrow is going to happen as scheduled.