When Patrick Mahomes seemed to fall while playing the Philadelphia Eagles during the Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs supporters all around the world held their collective breaths. As Mahomes stood up after the third downplay, he was clearly in discomfort, and it was unclear if he would be able to continue.
Mahomes had an ankle injury facing the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round, and it appeared to get worse during the championship contest. Any concerns about the league MVP’s ability to return & compete at the greatest level were put to rest when Mahomes entered the game in the second period and sparked a comeback that lead the Chiefs to a 38-35 victory over the Eagles.
Patrick Mahomes reassures Chiefs supporters with injury update
Although Mahomes acknowledged in February that he would still need to undergo rehabilitation before the 2023 season, he had no intention of abstaining from team activities. Mahomes is feeling a lot better regarding the ankle now.
The 2018 MVP, while addressing the press at the Chiefs training camp, said that “it feels great” when asked about the injury. “I think even going into OTAs a little bit, I still was a little timid about running and cutting and doing stuff like that. But when I got closer to vet minicamp and the later OTA stage, I got that confidence back in my ankle,” he added.
These comments have reassured Kansas City fans about the condition of their favorite quarterback. However, whether he will be able to return to his hundred percent, only the future can tell.
Mahomes returns to St. Joseph to prepare for 2023 training camp
The two-time Super Bowl champion returned to the Kansas City training camp at St. Joseph on Tuesday. While interacting with the press, he expressed his views regarding the upcoming season. He said that the quality of players in the league has improved, which is going to make the competition tougher. Mahomes also added that he is going to give more focus on his running and ankle exercise to regain his confidence again.
The 2018 MVP will have a lot of work to do if the Chiefs want to get better. JuJu Smith-Schuster, along with Mecole Hardman left as free agents in the summer, so it’s up to Mahomes to forge relationships with a bunch of young receivers that includes Rashee Rice who was this year’s second pick, Kadarius Toney & Skyy Moore.
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