Patrick Mahomes injury update: Status of Chiefs QB's high ankle sprain after win vs. Bengals
Patrick Mahomes has put the Kansas City Chiefs within arm's reach of winning another Super Bowl. Despite not being fully healthy, the quarterback rallied his team past the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game on Sunday.
Mahomes was dealing with a high ankle sprain heading into the clash. He suffered the injury during Kansas City's Divisional Round win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 27-year-old practiced with the team late last week. But there were still doubts about his status for Sunday's game. Nonetheless, Mahomes decided to fight through the injury and led his team to victory in the AFC Championship.
Since their win against the Bengals, there have been no updates on the status of Mahomes' ankle injury. The five-time Pro Bowler is listed as active on the team's roster and is expected to participate in training sessions throughout the week.
Patrick Mahomes' availability was a huge boost for the Chiefs on Sunday. They now have a two-week break before facing the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.
This should give Mahomes ample time to rest his ankle and fully recover for the big game. The quarterback will be eager to add another Super Bowl ring to his growing trophy cabinet.
Patrick Mahomes stats in the NFL this season
Patrick Mahomes had a sensational season with the Chiefs. He threw for a staggering 5,250 yards on 435 pass completions during the regular season with 41 touchdowns.
He also recorded 358 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground, helping Kansas City finish first in the AFC West. The Chiefs also posted the best record (14-3) in their conference, which gave them a first-round bye in the playoffs.
The quarterback threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns against the Bengals in the AFC Championship.
Now, all eyes will be on the Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes hopes to carry his good fortune into the final game of the season and power the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win in Arizona.
The Chiefs are on the verge of winning their second Super Bowl in four years. They won in 2020, and made it back to the Super Bowl in 2021. They lost 31-9 to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that year.
Mahomes and the Chiefs will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LVII on February 12. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30pm/ET.