Chiefs Andy Reid Patrick Mahomes. Oct 2, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and head coach Andy Reid talk on the sideline against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to face off against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game on Sunday, and perhaps the biggest storyline before the game is the status of Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes suffered a high-ankle sprain in their Divisional Round matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars on a play where he got his ankle rolled up on while attempting a pass.

He said following the injury that he would be good to go for their upcoming game, but ultimately it will be how he looks in practice this week that will determine his final status.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid provided some insight into how his star quarterback has looked in practice this week, detailing that he is “on track” to play in Sunday’s matchup.

“He did a nice job,” said Reid via ESPN’s Adam Teicher of Mahomes in practice on Wednesday. Felt good today at the walkthrough. He’s on track.”

Mahomes’ injury caused an initial massive shift to the betting line in the AFC Championship, shifting it from the Bengals being underdogs in the matchup to becoming 1.5-point favorites to beat the Chiefs in Kansas City. That line has now swung back in the opposite direction, with the Chiefs again being small favorites in the game.

While it looks like Patrick Mahomes will be able to play, it is unclear whether or not he will be at 100 percent for the matchup, which could certainly play a profound impact on the Chiefs’ performance in the matchup.

[Adam Teicher on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.