BREAKING NEWS: Patrick Mahomes suffers ankle injury in first quarter of do-or-die playoff game in huge blow for Kansas City Chiefs… with star quarterback questionable to return
Patrick Mahomes was questionable to return in the second half of the Kansas City Chiefs’ do-or-die Divisional Round playoff game with the Jaguars after suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter.
Mahomes is the face of the franchise and is widely regarded as the difference between the Chiefs getting to the Super Bowl and falling short, and it therefore will have come as a huge blow to the team to see him limping early on.
The star quarterback got caught between two Jaguars opponents and appeared to twist his ankle, leaving him limping off the field seconds later in a huge blow for the team.
Patrick Mahomes bends over in pan after suffering an ankle injury against the Jaguars
Mahomes suffered the ankle injury during the first quarter of the playoff game Saturday night
Mahomes limped to the sidelines and was questionable to return after halftime at Arrowhead
He quickly hopped back on for the next play, but did not appear at full fitness as the Chiefs had to make do with a field goal a few moments later.
Mahomes, 27, then made his way back to the sidelines to be treated by the team’s head athletic trainer, and was questionable to return before halftime with back-up Chad Henne taking snaps in his place.
Earlier in the game, Mahomes threw an early touchdown pass to Travis Kelce to give the Chiefs the lead at Arrowhead, but the game was quickly levelled when Trevor Lawrence found Christian Kirk in the end zone.
The Chiefs then retook the lead through a Harrison Butker field goal, before Mahomes headed to the locker room for treatment.