Patrick Mahomes was absolutely surgical on the Kansas City Chiefs’ first drive against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round. Mahomes did what he does, driving his team down the field for an easy touchdown.
But on Kansas City’s second drive of the game, a pall was cast over Arrowhead Stadium. With 2:40 left in the first quarter, Mahomes found himself pinned between two Jacksonville defenders — edge-rusher Arden Key, and defensive tackle Corey Peters. As Mahomes went to the ground, Key rolled up on Mahomes’ right ankle, and Mahomes was in obvious pain. Based on the angle of Mahomes’ right leg, his knee may have been affected as well.
Here is Mahomes’ ankle injury pic.twitter.com/D4cBu3Qq2C
— Bussin' With The Boys 🐺 (@BussinWTB) January 21, 2023
On the next play, a simple handoff to running back Jerick McKinnon, Mahomes struggled to stay upright, one-hopping his way through the play.
This is not good as Patrick Mahomes left with an injury and after returning can barely put weight on his leg. Look as this struggle to hand the ball off #NFLPlayoffs playing on one leg pic.twitter.com/Uj8Vka2Kfm
— Ace Football Analytics (@js_ace_football) January 21, 2023
This will obviously bear monitoring through the game.