During the Super Bowl, all Kansas City Chiefs fans collectively held their breath when quarterback Patrick Mahomes appeared to aggravate his previous high ankle sprain injury against the Philadelphia Eagles. Visibly in pain, it was uncertain whether Mahomes would be able to return to the game.
It was a tense moment for both Mahomes and the Chiefs’ faithful. The injury had initially occurred during the divisional game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and unfortunately, it seemed to worsen during the most important game of the year. However, any doubts about the league MVP’s ability to make a comeback were swiftly erased when Mahomes emerged in the second half, displaying his resilience and determination.
With sheer grit and determination, Mahomes led a remarkable comeback against the Eagles, showcasing his exceptional skills and mental toughness. Despite the significant setback, he managed to secure a memorable victory with a final score of 38-35. The Chiefs’ fans erupted with joy and relief as their star quarterback proved once again why he is considered one of the best in the league.
In February, as the dust settled from the Super Bowl triumph, Mahomes acknowledged the need for diligent rehabilitation ahead of the upcoming 2023 season. However, his unwavering determination to fully participate in team activities remained intact. Months later, Mahomes expressed his optimism about the progress of his ankle, providing a glimpse into his relentless work ethic and commitment to excellence.
“It feels great,” Mahomes stated confidently on a Tuesday morning as quarterbacks and rookies reported to Chiefs training camp. “During OTAs, I was still a bit hesitant when it came to running and cutting. But as we approached vet minicamp and the later stage of OTAs, I regained my confidence in my ankle.”
While Mahomes and the Chiefs’ medical staff remain cautious, they are realistic about the limitations and potential risks. To prevent further damage and ensure a full recovery, certain activities will initially be limited for Mahomes. He openly admitted, “Right now, I won’t be doing a lot of running. However, we’ll be testing it, especially during these half-gassers. I’ll make sure it’s ready to go. I believe I’m in a good place with it.”
As the anticipation builds for the upcoming season, the Chiefs will kick off with a banner ceremony at Arrowhead Stadium on September 7th, as they face the Detroit Lions. The fans eagerly await the return of their beloved quarterback, knowing that Mahomes’ resilience and unwavering spirit will once again lead the team to new heights.
|Oct 22, 2016||Non-NFL||Hand Wrist Fracture||Mahomes suffered an injury to his left wrist’s scaphoid bone, yet remarkably, he managed to play through the pain for the last five games of the 2016 season.|
|Oct 17, 2019||NFL||Knee Patella Dislocation||Sustained a knee injury while converting on a 4th-and-1 play in the second quarter.|
|Nov 1, 2014||Not NFL||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||After the Texas Tech vs. Texas game, Mahomes had a two-week break before his next match.|
|Jan 17, 2021||NFL||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||During the Divisional Round victory against the Browns, Mahomes experienced a concussion in the third quarter.|
|Jan 17, 2021||NFL||Pedal Toe Turf Toe||After the Divisional Round victory against the Browns, Mahomes received a diagnosis of turf toe in his foot. Despite the injury, he valiantly played through it in subsequent games.|
|Dec 4, 2022||NFL||Pedal Foot Bruise||Mahomes suffered an injury that became apparent during the final quarter.|
|Jan 21, 2023||NFL||Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3||The X-rays conducted at Arrowhead Stadium yielded negative results. Following halftime, Mahomes made a comeback with his right ankle securely wrapped in heavy tape.|
|Feb 12, 2023||NFL||Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3||Mahomes aggravated his right ankle injury in the Super Bowl.|
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