Reid: Mahomes “not at 100%”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain in the AFC title game, leaving some concerns leading up to the Super Bowl this weekend.
We are just days away from Super Bowl Sunday, and not having your quarterback at 100% is not exactly great news. Luckily for the Kansas City Chiefs, this is Patrick Mahomes we’re talking about - the QB who played through the sprain and won the AFC title and took the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. Still, he is human, and the lingering sprain is not the news you want to hear heading into the big game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mahomes injury update: Where does he stand?
According to Chiefs coach Andy Reid, Mahomes is not at 100% just yet, but the trainers have been working “endlessly” with him to get him in the best possible shape before the Super Bowl this weekend.
“It’s a tribute to both of them; Pat coming back for more and for those guys cranking on him,” said Reid.
Mahomes himself said that he is planning to push himself in practice this week to test out the ankle in hopes of having “no restrictions”.
“Even in the AFC Championship game, I was trying to test it in and practice on it and do different kind of stuff, but if there would be a play maybe if I was rolling out where I would kind of ease up on it,” said Mahomes on Tuesday. “Whereas this week I’m going to try to push it and try to be as close to 100 percent. Obviously, I’m not trying to tweak it or anything like that.”
Mahomes and Reid both say that the ankle is in much better shape than it was before this week, which is good news.
“We’ve got all the latest, greatest stuff technology-wise,” said Reid, “He’s used it all and been able to make these jumps here where he can actually function and play in a game, which is pretty remarkable.”
Super Bowl LVII kicks off between the Eagles and Chiefs this Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
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