Bills vs. Chiefs: Latest injury update on QB Patrick Mahomes

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The talk of the NFL this upcoming week is going to be the injury status of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The reigning Super Bowl MVP was dinged up a couple of times ahead of his meeting with the Bills in the upcoming AFC Championship Game.

Mahomes went down in the third quarter of his team’s Divisional round win vs. the Browns. He awkwardly went into the ground and the crown of his helmet did hit the turf. Mahomes was wobbly when getting up and he did not return to the game.

Last night, Mahomes took to his social media account via Twitter and said “All good brother” in response to well wishes from Browns defender Mack Wilson. He was the player that tackled Mahomes.

On Monday, a report in Kansas City surfaced via 610 Sports said that Mahomes passed all early concussion protocol tests following the game and added that the injury was more a neck issue involving a “nerve that got tweaked.”

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid did not confirm that but he did discuss the KC QB’s status on Monday. Per Chiefs Wire, Reid essentially took the safe approach while discussing his concussion, not really giving any sort of update.

“So listen, I just leave that with Rick (Burkholder) and the (team) docs,” Reid said. “Because of the protocol, it’s a no-brainer from the coach’s standpoint. You don’t have to think about it, you just have to make sure you go forward and have an answer if he’s there and an answer if he’s not there. I can’t tell you from a medical standpoint where he’s at. I mean, I don’t know that. That’s their decision and I just follow it.”

Reid also mentioned the other injury Mahomes appeared to be dealing with vs. the Browns. He had a foot issue of sorts which caused him to limp. Reid essentially cleared Mahomes on that front.

“Yeah, I think he’ll be OK there for right now with the toe part,” Reid said. “I think we’ll be alright there.”

Without Mahomes in the lineup, backup quarterback Chad Henne was 6-for-8 passing for 66 yards. Henne had an interception but also converted a fourth-down pass to ice the victory late for his team.

Stay tuned to Bills Wire throughout the week for the latest injury updates involving both the Bills and Chiefs ahead of the AFC Championship Game.

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