The Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, is expected to play in this weekend’s AFC title game against the Cincinnati Bengals despite a sprained ankle. Mahomes suffered the injury during the first quarter of their divisional win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last Saturday. But, he returned in the second half to lead his team to victory and a spot in the conference title game for the fifth straight year. Mahomes went through a morning walkthrough on Wednesday and plans to practice as usual, stating that his ankle is “feeling good so far” and that he is “excited to get on the practice field and kind of test it out and see where I’m at.”

Patrick Mahomes is the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Mahomes is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, having been named the league MVP in 2018 and leading the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory in the 2019 season. He was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Mahomes’ injury came from a play in which Jaguars’ pass rusher Arden Key landed on his ankle. X-rays taken during the game came back negative, giving Mahomes and the Chiefs’ team hope that he would be able to play in the upcoming game. Mahomes even stated that the injury is similar to one he played through early in the 2019 season, when he came back the following week to throw four touchdown passes in a win over the Raiders. The only difference is that it’s his right ankle this time instead of his left.

Mahomes has also stated that he is aware of the need to not aggravate the injury and that he plans to “push it a little bit today and then the next day and then the next day again and see what I can do then. Not reaggravate the injury, obviously, but push it to see what I’ll be able to do on Sunday.” He also said that the injury is not as bad as a toe injury that he had earlier in his career.

Chiefs’ head coach, Andy Reid, also expressed confidence in Mahomes’ ability to play in the game. Reid stated that he doesn’t anticipate holding Mahomes back in practice this week and that he may have to pull him back a little bit, but knowing Mahomes, he is confident that Mahomes will try to do everything.

Mahomes’ determination to play in the game is a testament to his commitment to his team, and fans and his drive to win. And Kansas City fans, also known as “Chiefs Kingdom,” are happy to hear it. They are known for buying a variety of souvenirs to show their support for the team and Mahomes, including jerseys, hats, t-shirts with number 15 on them, and other clothing items with the team’s logo on them. They also purchase items like flags, banners, and signs to decorate their homes and cars. There are so many Chief fans, that on most websites like the majority of souvenirs are dedicated to the Kansas City Chiefs. Some fans also buy collectible items such as autographed merchandise and game-used equipment.  

Despite his injury, Mahomes remains confident and ready to play in the big game. His performance will be crucial to the Chiefs’ chances of making it to the Super Bowl.

The Kansas City Chiefs have a long history of success in the NFL, including a Super Bowl win in 2020. Mahomes played a crucial role in that victory and his leadership and talent have been instrumental in the team’s success in recent years. With Mahomes at the helm, the Chiefs are a formidable force in the NFL and are considered one of the top teams in the league.

The upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals will be a challenging one for the Chiefs, but with Mahomes leading the team, they have a good chance of coming out on top. The game is sure to be a thrilling one and fans are eagerly awaiting to see how Mahomes and the rest of the team will perform.