The Jacksonville Jaguars were gearing up for a fight, and the Kansas City Chiefs were ready to face them on the field. Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ star quarterback, was leading the charge and was determined to do whatever it took to secure a victory. However, his plan didn‘t quite go as expected.
With the Chiefs on the offensive, Mahomes was attempting to evade the rush when he was tackled from behind. Unfortunately, the quarterback went down awkwardly and it was clear that he had injured either his ankle or his knee.
Though the Chiefs have yet to announce an official diagnosis, it was clear to the medical staff and coaches that Mahomes was severely hobbled and in pain.
Seeing this, Mahomes was pleading with head coach Andy Reid and the medical staff to allow him to remain in the game. However, the medical staff decided it best if Mahomes left the game and headed to the locker room in the second quarter.
Patrick Mahomes: "Don't take me out."
A discussion on the sidelines with Andy Reid and the trainer.pic.twitter.com/nJlCLrDl5m
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Reid said he was initially worried about the extent of the injury when Mahomes left the field, but after he was examined and went through X–rays, the team was reassured that it wasn‘t too serious.
“We felt good about it now,” Reid said. “We‘ll just keep our fingers crossed and hope everything will be OK.”
In Mahomes‘ absence, backup quarterback Chad Henne was called to lead the Chiefs’ offense. As of now, it is unclear whether or not Mahomes will be able to return to play in today‘s game. It is a waiting game to see if the Chiefs’ star quarterback will be able to put on a show and help lead his team to victory.
The Chiefs and their fans can be relieved, as the initial prognosis is that Mahomes’ injury isn’t too serious. The team will continue to monitor his progress over the coming days, and Mahomes himself seems to be in good spirits and optimistic about his recovery.