Mahomes doesn't have broken hand – Chiefs coach Reid
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes does not have a broken hand and should be available to face the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Mahomes hurt his throwing hand in Sunday's 23-16 win over defending NFL Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots.
Chiefs star Mahomes landed awkwardly but played the entire game, with X-rays clearing the reigning MVP of any major damage.
"Patrick's hand is OK," Reid told reporters on Monday. "It's bruised up pretty good. But there's no break in it."
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Mahomes was 26 of 40 for 283 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs clinched the AFC West title against Tom Brady's Patriots.
Ahead of Sunday's clash with the Broncos, Reid added: "He [Mahomes] was having a little tougher time gripping the ball, so we went with a little bit more of a shallow cross game [and] shorter throws. We ran the ball a little more, probably."
The Chiefs (9-4) are still second behind the Patriots (10-3), one game adrift in the race for the AFC's top seed, as they prepare to welcome Denver to Arrowhead Stadium.