NFL Insiders Offer Patrick Mahomes-Antonio Brown Injury Update

Published 01/22/2021, 1:12 PM EST
Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is brought down by Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Mack Wilson (51) during the second half in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mahomes would suffer an injury on the play. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was at the receiving end of a nasty tackle from Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson over the weekend.

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The 2018 NFL MVP hit the ground hard and struggled to get back on to his feet during the 3rd quarter of the Chiefs vs Browns Divisional Round playoff.

He was ruled out for the remainder of the game in the 4th quarter itself as backup QB Chad Henne stepped up in his stead.

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Mahomes was a limited participant in practice throughout this week. But as things stand, he could still feature in the AFC Championship game against the Josh Allen-led Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

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Patrick Mahomes is more or less expected to feature for the Chiefs this Sunday

NFL insider Ian Rapoport was the latest to comment on the Mahomes concussion in the build-up to this weekend’s thriller. He said, “Let’s start with Patrick Mahomes.

“Obviously, the biggest question heading into this Sunday, ‘Is Patrick Mahomes going to play?’ He is still as of right now in the NFL concussion protocol.

“But we’ve seen some progress, significant progress over the last couple of days that makes you think that Patrick Mahomes will be ready to play on Sunday.”

Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws against the Cleveland Browns during the first half in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Lambeau Field.

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The former Pittsburgh Steelers man suffered a slight setback last week in the win against the New Orleans Saints. He will now reportedly miss out on making an appearance in what would have been his first NFC Championship Game.

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