The Kansas Town Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 on Saturday to progress to the AFC championship video game but there is now worry over the fitness of Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs’ star quarterback was brought down by Jaguars’ Arden Crucial and Corey Peters in the very first quarter and replays showed Mahomes’ ankle obtaining caught awkwardly less than Essential as the two gentlemen fell to the ground.
Mahomes right away arrived at for his correct ankle and was found limping to the sidelines to converse to his team’s coaches ahead of hobbling back again onto the discipline.
“Obviously, I have a good deal of adrenaline likely appropriate now, so we’ll see how it feels,” Mahomes told reporters.
“But I’ll hop correct in the treatment method tonight and test to do what ever I can to be as shut to 100 % by following 7 days.
“Luckily for us, we performed the early activity on Saturday, so we get an additional pretty much half a day that I can permit that ankle rest.”
Despite his injuries, the 27-yr-previous stayed in the video game for the rest of the initial quarter but he was in obvious distress.
In the 2nd quarter, with his ankle taped up, Mahomes appeared to get into a heated dialogue with head mentor Andy Reid and threw his jacket down as he headed to the locker area for evaluation.
Chad Henne took in excess of at quarterback and went on to guide the Chiefs to a touchdown to acquire a 17-7 guide.
Even with the staff listing him as questionable to return, Mahomes came again in the 2nd 50 percent and led the crew to the victory, ending the evening with 195 yards passing and two touchdowns.
“I didn’t want to go get the X-Rays or regardless of what it was. I just wished to continue on to participate in,” Mahomes additional, describing his argument with Reid.
“I informed them I’d do it at halftime but the mentor, in the ideal desire of me, created me go again there and get that X-Ray ahead of coming again into the video game.
“For a even though, I considered I could participate in via it but he reported he would not put me again in ‘so could as properly go get that X-Ray and if it’s damaging or whatsoever I’ll set you back again in.’
“I ran back again there, got the X-Ray and was ready to participate in and end the video game.”
The Chiefs have now achieved the AFC Championship game for the fifth consecutive year but there are now doubts about Mahomes’ skill to perform on January 29.
Their opponent will be both the Cincinnati Bengals or the Buffalo Payments, with both groups established to play later on on Sunday.
“He’s a challenging kid. He wished to be in there,” Reid instructed reporters when asked about Mahomes, not committing to him enjoying next Sunday.
“He wished to be competing and that is a tribute to him and his competitiveness.
“However, you acquired to make certain he’s ok, physically ok, where he can guard himself and if he can not then he can not enjoy.
“You have to go to the upcoming dude. He’s a rough nut and, when I notify you he is competitive, he’s extremely really aggressive.”
Somewhere else, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants 38-7 to advance to the team’s eighth NFC championship video game in franchise history and the to start with since 2018.
The Eagles arrived out of the gates strong and finished even much better.
Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns even though incorporating a speeding landing as perfectly. Eagles managing backs Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell put together to hurry for 202 yards.
The Eagles will face possibly the Dallas Cowboys or the San Francisco 49ers on January 29 for a spot in the Super Bowl final on February 12.