While Kansas City head quarterback Patrick Mahomes has approved the NFL’s concussion protocol, that isn’t the only injury concern for the former MVP.
Sources say Mahomes was diagnosed with a turf toe in his left foot following a divisional round victory over the Cleveland Browns, an injury that limited his effectiveness on the field last week and during practice this week.
Mahomes currently has no injury conditions and has taken almost all reps during the week of practice that more closely resembles a walk-through. When he approved the protocol, his injury status was removed and he would play versus Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game.
Toe-in, Mahomes said, “The next day was very sad, and every single day has gotten much better since then.”
Until now, it is not necessary to believe that Mahomes would require surgery on a plantar plate injury. However, a source said that he would be reevaluated after the season by a foot specialist to determine if he would require surgery.
Mahomes suffered no ill effects or symptoms from being in the concussion protocol, and toe was considered a major issue.
As in the concussion protocol, the chiefs did not specifically state that the Mahomes had a confederacy. Referring to this, coach Andy Reid said that Mahomes is “in protocol” without saying that Mahomes had a federation.
After being taken to the ground last weekend, the Mahomes were put into protocol and stuttered and stuttered while attempting to walk. That alone was enough to give him a place in the protocol.
As stated by a source whether there was a particular consensus for Mahomes or not. When a player has a transient neurological event, the goal is to ensure that his or her brain fully recovers when it lands on the field.
All notations are different and all symptoms are different. But once brain function changes (as shown by testing from a neurologist), he is in the protocol.
This is why Mahomes, whose oral notation test included a recalled question, was put into the protocol and eventually rejected. The fact that he saw no symptoms this week is positive.
“I’ll be there and be myself,” Mahomes said.