Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes expresses confidence in injured ankle ahead of AFC Championship: ‘It’s good’

Kansas Metropolis bosses Quarterback Patrick Mahomes all notions that he can be unavailable for Sunday’s high-stakes AFC Championship sport ended all notions.

Shortly after coach Andy Reid to reporters Mahomes was more likely to be successful in Wednesday’s observe, the quarterback took to the rostrum and revealed his injured ankle was enhancing.

“It is good. A couple of days of therapy, a couple of days of rehab,” mentioned the MVP candidate. “I am wanting ahead to being on the observe area and making an attempt it out and seeing the place I am at. However thus far it feels good.”

Mahomes suffered a extreme ankle sprain within the first half of Saturday’s divisional spherical playoff win (27:20). the Jacksonville Jaguars. He started treating his sprain shortly after the win and has claimed he might be on the pitch for the AFC Championship.

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Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks down the sidelines during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs seems to be down the sidelines through the second half towards the Jacksonville Jaguars at GEHA Subject at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
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“I used to be capable of do some further testing to ensure all the things was effective the evening after the sport. After which do a couple of issues to form of get the therapy going,” Mahomes mentioned. “After which the subsequent few days was form of an all-day factor the place you are both doing therapy or rehab otherwise you’re watching films.”

“Nevertheless it’s an all-day factor the place you are making an attempt to ensure you’re clearly ready for it the Bengalis and the good soccer group – mentally and bodily.”

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Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs aims to advance against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the fourth quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs goals to advance towards the Jacksonville Jaguars through the fourth quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff sport at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
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Mahomes might return to the sport towards Jacksonville within the second half, however his fashion of play modified noticeably. Throughout the common season, he led the league in passes from exterior the pocket however stayed between tackles for the rest of the divisional spherical sport.

In week 1 of 2019 NFL seasonMahomes sprained his left ankle whereas Saturday’s damage affected the appropriate ankle.

“Particularly when you’ve got completely different ankles within the quarterback place, you plant and throw various things,” Mahomes mentioned. “So the final one was the leg I landed on so I needed to discover different methods to throw the place I might land and hold it in the appropriate place. This time I want to seek out methods to have the ability to push it off and nonetheless be capable of make throws the appropriate approach. So, undoubtedly comparable in a approach, however completely different limitations and issues I must work by way of.

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Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs calls for a play at the line of scrimmage against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs requires a play on the line of scrimmage towards the Jacksonville Jaguars through the first half at GEHA Subject at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
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The five-time Professional Bowler famous that his proper ankle feels higher than anticipated however conceded he must work across the damage throughout Sunday’s sport.

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“I’ll push somewhat bit right now after which the subsequent day after which once more the subsequent day and see what I can do to not make the damage worse once more in fact however push it to see what I can do on Sunday do,” Mahomes mentioned.