In just a few hours, Patrick Mahomes will be hitting the field to play in his second straight Super Bowl, but he won’t be 100% healthy in the game.
The Kansas City Chiefs starting QB will be playing today with a turf toe injury that hasn’t completely healed or gone away.
According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport — Mahomes’ injury is not one that will heal on its own, so the expectation is he will see a foot specialist following his game against the Buccaneers, and the likely outcome being surgery to repair his ailing toe.
Mahomes provided his own update on the toe injury during Super Bowl media week:
“Yeah, I mean it feels a lot better. I mean having these two weeks to let it rest and heal up, especially being over three weeks away from the injury itself. If you look at those types of injuries, that kind of gives you the normal timeline. Definitely every single day that I keep it rested, it makes it even better. But it’s pretty close to 100% and I’m pretty sure that by game day it will be.”
It doesn’t sound like something Chiefs fans should be too concerned about heading into the game, but you just never know.