Post-game update: Andy Reid spoke to the media following the game and felt good about where Mahomes was at following the testing during the game.
“He got hit in the back of the head and kinda knocked the wind out of him and everything else with it,” Reid said. “He’s doing great right now which is a real positive as we looked at this. Passed all the deals that he needed to pass so we’ll see where it goes from here.”
UPDATE: Mahomes and Mack Wilson, who caused Mahomes’ concussion, are “all good.” And it’s also probably a good sign that Mahomes is able to tweet and look at screens at this point.
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All good brother! https://t.co/ORwLG6eFTV— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 17, 2021
UPDATE: Chad Henne performed admirably in relief of Mahomes. He wasn’t perfect, but made the plays when needed, including a big third-down run and short fourth-down conversion to Tyreek Hill to seal the game. There is no way to know where Mahomes’ health will be by next week when the Chiefs take on the Bills at this point, but Henne has shown he can keep the Chiefs afloat.
UPDATE: Mahomes has been officially ruled out for the rest of the Divisional Round game against the Browns.
UPDATE: The Chiefs announced Mahomes is being evaluated for a concussion.
UPDATE: Mahomes appeared to suffer a concussion after taking a hit where his head was slammed into the ground in the third quarter. The Chiefs quarterback looked obviously shaky when getting helped up by his teammate. He has since gone back to the locker room. Chad Henne comes in midway through the third-quarter with the Chiefs up 19-10.
UPDATE: Mahomes went into the half just before the rest of the Chiefs and got treatment on his toe. Andy Reid told Tracy Wolfson Mahomes would be fine for the second half.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes went into the medical tent for a quick examination of what appears to be a toe injury, but looks ready to continue playing. Mahomes has already rushed for a touchdown and shown good escapability, so we’ll see if this injury slows him down at all moving forward.