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Chiefs’ Mahomes to practice as usual on sprained ankle

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes speaks during a news conference after an NFL divisional round playoff football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs won 27-20.Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes speaks during a news conference after an NFL divisional round playoff football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs won 27-20.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes went by means of a morning walkthrough Wednesday and intends to apply as typical, elevating expectations that the All-Professional quarterback is not going to be slowed by his sprained proper ankle on this weekend’s AFC title recreation in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Mahomes was harm late within the first quarter of their divisional win over Jacksonville final Saturday, when Jaguars go rusher Arden Key landed on him. X-rays taken throughout the recreation got here again destructive, and Mahomes returned within the second half to cause them to a 27-20 victory and a spot within the Chiefs’ fifth straight convention title recreation.

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“We’ll see all through the week. I haven’t gotten to exit and apply but and put myself in these positions,” Mahomes mentioned Wednesday. “I’ve completed restricted stuff in a small field of what I can do, however I’ll push right now and the subsequent day and the subsequent day once more, to not reaggravate the harm however see what I can.”

Mahomes mentioned the harm is just like one he performed by means of early within the 2019 season, when he got here again the next week to throw 4 landing passes in a win over the Raiders. The one distinction is it’s the other ankle.

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It’s additionally not as unhealthy as a toe harm that Mahomes had earlier in his profession.

“He had a pair accidents in school he fought by means of,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid mentioned. “Within the NFL, with all of the video games you play, very seldom do you get up to now with out having one thing. That’s simply the way it goes.”

Reid mentioned he doesn’t anticipate holding Mahomes again in apply this week.

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“Almost definitely he received’t simply perform a little. I don’t suppose I’m going to must go there with that,” Reid mentioned. “I’ll have to tug him again a bit of bit. However figuring out him, I believe he’s going to attempt to do every part and we’ll see what he does.”

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