Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes might be simply over three weeks faraway from struggling a excessive ankle sprain when he fits up for his third Super Bowl look Sunday vs. the Eagles. His ankle has been therapeutic shortly after he suffered the harm within the divisional spherical win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
There was little doubt he would play within the AFC Championship, and Mahomes says the ankle “will certainly be in a greater spot” than the convention championship. Chiefs proprietor says Clark Hunt commented on his quarterback’s harm, saying Mahomes’ ankle will in all probability not be one hundred pc by the point kickoff rolls round on Sunday.
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“The good thing is Patrick’s a really quick healer, and he was capable of get able to play the AFC Championship Game, you already know, in per week on that prime ankle sprain and did simply a tremendous job, together with making the pivotal play on the finish of the sport that helped us win it on his legs,” Hunt mentioned on Fox News (by way of Pro Football Talk). “He’s doing nice this week. I do not know that he’ll be one hundred pc, however he positive is not going to let you know in any other case.”
When he was requested a observe up on what proportion Mahomes’ ankle might be at come recreation time, Hunt was pushed right into a nook, and struggled to reply. His spouse, Tavia, chimed in with a saving, “It’s MVP.”
Mahomes has spoken about his harm, admitting he won’t know precisely how it’s holding up till he will get on the market.
“I’m gonna push it. I’ll attempt to depart all of it on the road,” he mentioned (by way of NFL.com). “I believe you all noticed that within the final recreation that I performed. But it is about relying in your teammates — and I bought a whole lot of nice teammates round me — and never attempting to do an excessive amount of. But I’ll positively be in a greater spot than I used to be final recreation.”
Whatever quantity Mahomes is at, given what we’ve seen from him through the years, it’s clear not being “one hundred pc” remains to be higher than most quarterbacks at full capability. All eyes will definitely be on his ankle, particularly if the Philadelphia Eagles get previous his offensive line to get to him.
The 27-year-old is seeking to be the first participant since 1999 to earn the NFL MVP award and win a Super Bowl in the identical season. The final 9 gamers to be named MVP and make the championship all misplaced.
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