Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sustained a high ankle sprain during Saturday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. According to Schefter, the results of Mahomes' MRI showed a high ankle sprain but no damage to the ankle.
Those results were positive for the Chiefs as Mahomes is planning to play in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday. In the first quarter of the divisional round against the Jaguars, Mahomes went down with an ankle injury.
While on the sideline, Mahomes refused to sit down and it was evident that he was telling his coaches that he wanted to in the game. But Chiefs head coach Andy Reid sent Mahomes back to the locker room with the athletic staff.
For the entire second quarter, Chad Henne was in at the quarterback for the Chiefs. At the start of the third quarter, Mahomes returned to the field with a heavily-strapped ankle.
Mahomes finished the game and the Chiefs won
In the end, Mahomes completed 22-of-30 of his passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
After the game was over, Mahomes said his ankle felt fine after playing the entire second half. "It feels better than I thought it was going to be now. Obviously, I have a lot of adrenaline going right now, so we'll see how it feels.
But I'll hop right in the treatment and try to do whatever I can to be as close to 100% by next week. Luckily for us, we played the early game on Saturday, so we get an extra almost half a day that I can let that ankle rest," Mahomes said after the game.
In the AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs will be taking on the winner of the game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. Last year, the Chiefs were beaten by the Bengals in the AFC Championship game and Mahomes promised he would return stronger. It remains to be seen how will Mahomes look when he takes on the field next Sunday.