Chiefs Get Incredible Patrick Mahomes Injury Update for AFC Championship Game
By Max Staley
Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes went down with an ugly-looking injury in the Divisional Round. While he was unable to return to action last week, the Chiefs survived the Cleveland Browns thanks to some late-game heroics from backup QB Chad Henne.
Thankfully, Kansas City is getting its franchise QB back for this Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills. Mahomes has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will be out there on Sunday.
Patrick Mahomes Injury Update
This is obviously exactly what Chiefs fans were hoping to hear, as it was difficult to see Kansas City keeping pace with Buffalo's high-flying offense if the 2018 MVP was sidelined. However, Mahomes isn't totally out of the woods yet.
He also hurt his toe against the Browns. And there's just not much concrete information about that injury as of now.
While it's not severe enough to keep him from suiting up, that injury could play a big role in this Sunday's game. Mahomes looked to be in a decent amount of pain when we last saw him take the field. If his mobility is limited, that could be a real problem. The 25-year-old passer does some of his best work while scrambling out of the pocket on broken plays.
Still, considering there was a chance that the concussion could've kept him off the field, Chiefs fans will take what they can get.
Accounting for this update, Kansas City is a 3-point favorite over Buffalo, per FanDuel Sportsbook.
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