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

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ended any notions that he wouldn’t be accessible for Sunday’s high-stakes AFC Championship recreation.

Shortly after coach Andy Reid informed reporters that Mahomes would seemingly be a full-go in Wednesday’s follow, the quarterback stepped to the rostrum and revealed that his injured ankle was bettering.

“It’s doing good. Just a few days of remedy, a couple of days of rehab,” the MVP candidate stated. “Excited to be on the follow area and form of check it out and see the place I’m at. But, it’s feeling good to date.”

Mahomes, suffered a excessive ankle sprain throughout the first half of Saturday’s 27-20 divisional spherical playoff win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, began receiving remedy for the sprain shortly after the victory and has maintained that he will likely be on the soccer area for the AFC Championship.

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

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs appears in direction of the sideline towards the Jacksonville Jaguars throughout the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.
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“I used to be capable of do some further testing, simply to ensure all the pieces was good the evening after the sport. And then get a couple of issues completed to assist the remedy form of begin off,” Mahomes stated. “And then the subsequent few days has form of been an all-day factor the place you’re both doing remedy, or rehab, or watching movie.”

“But it’s a full-day factor the place you’re attempting to be sure to’re clearly ready for the Bengals and the good soccer group — mentally and bodily.”

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

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs appears to move towards the Jacksonville Jaguars throughout the fourth quarter within the AFC Divisional Playoff recreation at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Mahomes was capable of return to the sport towards Jacksonville within the second half, however his type of play noticeably modified. During the common season he led the league in passes from exterior the pocket, however he stayed in between the tackles for the rest of the divisional spherical recreation.

In Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season, Mahomes sprained his left ankle, whereas Saturday’s harm was to his proper ankle.

“Especially when you might have completely different ankles on the quarterback place, you’re planting and throwing off completely different stuff,” Mahomes stated. “So, the final one, it was the leg that I landed on, so I needed to discover different methods to throw the place I might land and maintain it in the precise spot. This time, I’ll have to search out methods to have the ability to push off and nonetheless be capable of make throws the precise methods. So, undoubtedly comparable in a way however completely different limitations and stuff that I’ll should work by way of.”

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Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs calls 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 City Chiefs calls a play on the line of scrimmage towards the Jacksonville Jaguars throughout the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.
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The five-time Pro Bowler famous that his proper ankle is feeling higher than anticipated, however acknowledged he must work across the harm throughout Sunday’s recreation.

“I’ll push somewhat bit as we speak, after which the subsequent day, after which the subsequent day once more and see what I can do to not re-aggravate the harm, clearly, however to push it to see what I’ll be capable of do on Sunday,” Mahomes stated.

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