Patrick Mahomes participated in the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice on Wednesday, and said the high ankle sprain he suffered in the Divisional Round against the Jaguars is “feeling good so far.”
“I’m doing good. AFC Championship week — ready to go,” Mahomes told reporters on Wednesday at the Chiefs’ Championship Sunday news conference.
“It’s doing good. A few days of treatment, a few days of rehab. Excited to be on the practice field and kind of test it out and see where I’m at. But, it’s feeling good so far.”
Early in Saturday’s game, Mahomes was injured when Jacksonville edge rusher Arden Key came down hard on Mahomes’ ankle. After a brief trip to the locker room, Mahomes returned and eventually led the Chiefs to a 27-20 victory, ensuring Kansas City a spot in the AFC Championship game for the fifth straight season.
After the game, he said he expected to play on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the Bengals. He said he began treatment on the injured ankle immediately after the Jaguars game.
“I was able to do some extra testing, just to make sure everything was good the night after the game. And then get a few things done to help the treatment kind of start off,” Mahomes said. “And then the next few days has kind of been an all-day thing where you’re either doing treatment, or rehab, or watching film.
“But it’s a full-day thing where you’re trying to make sure you’re obviously prepared for the Bengals and the great football team — mentally and physically.”
Mahomes was not in a walking boot, nor was he displaying a noticeable limp as he approached the podium at Wednesday’s Championship Sunday press conference.
“I’ll push a little bit today, and then the next day, and then the next day again, and see what I can do to not re-aggravate the injury, obviously, but to push it to see what I’ll be able to do on Sunday,” he said.