UPDATE: Mahomes has been fitted with a “special orthotic” for his turf toe injury, per FOX Sports Jay Glazer. Glazer goes on to say that the Chiefs are “very concerned,” and Mahomes could require offseason surgery.
The Kansas City Chiefs avoided a big scare this week as Patrick Mahomes cleared through the concussion protocol for the AFC Championship Game. However, he is not 100 percent for the game due to a toe injury, which could slow him against the Buffalo Bills.
Mahomes left last week’s Divisional round game against the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter with a head injury. He was placed in the concussion protocol but cleared through it by the end of the week.
The Chiefs removed him from their final injury report, but he was also listed with a toe injury on the mid-week practice participation reports. Ian Rapoport is reporting Mahomes is dealing with a turf toe injury in his left foot “that limited his effectiveness on the field last week and during practice this week.”
Mahomes is going to play, but this will be something to track when it comes to his mobility. He is not like a Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen in terms of designed runs, but he can regularly make things happen with his legs. A turf toe injury would likely decrease how much we’ll see of that.