Kansas City Chiefs Injury Update: Does Patrick Mahomes’ Right Ankle Look Fine After Limping Incident?

Published 10/02/2023, 4:47 PM EDT

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Patrick Mahomes, the gridiron wizard pulled off a feat that would make Merlin proud. Who else can go with a leg injury and then go ahead and dash a 25-yard scamper if not for a wizard? If you missed the gridiron action, the Kansas City Chiefs’ darling QB suffered an ankle injury during their week 4 match-up against the Chicago Bears. And just a week later, this NFL MVP is up about and running across the MetLife Stadium.

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Patrick Mahomes and his right ankle mystery

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Speaking about odds, what is up with Patrick Mahomes’ right ankle? Well, Mahomes is reeling off a hard-earned victory against the New York Jets at the Jets’ home turf. The Match of the Year was a star-studded affair with Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds, and even Aaron Rodgers post-ACL surgery in the house.

During the game, Mahomes went all-in with a 25-yard dash, facing a third-and-22 challenge with just 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter. In a post-game presser, the QB sensation spilled the beans on what was going through his mind as the Chiefs tried to break the tie. When asked about his choice to run instead of pass, he flashed that trademark grin and cheekily answered, “I’ve told a lot of people I’m faster than people think, I don’t run pretty so people think I’m slow but I move a little bit better than people think.

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Ankles to Super Bowls: Is Mahomes on a historic hat trick?

However, ankle issues aren’t new for Mahomes. Back in January, the superstar QB rolled his ankle in the Chiefs’ Divisional Round showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Backup quarterback Chad Henne stepped in. But Mahomes, the comeback king, didn’t stay sidelined for long. He even powered through the AFC title game before giving that ankle another jolt during the Super Bowl.

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Now, with Mahomes having a bit of history with those ankles, could this be a sneak peek into his and the Chiefs’ Super Bowl hat trick destiny?

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Jhelum Mehta is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports who seamlessly intertwines her fervor for sports with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. Graduating with honors, her writing reflects a unique fusion of literary acumen and astute sports analysis. Her journey as a wordsmith began after completing her studies, where she embarked on a path to articulate the dynamic world of the NFL.
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