Patrick Mahomes discusses ankle injury after win over Jaguars. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs got a huge win on Saturday over the Jacksonville Jaguars to advance to the AFC Championship Game. They also overcame some major adversity in the game due to a concerning injury to star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The injury occurred in the first quarter when Mahomes got his ankle rolled up on while attempting a pass to tight end Blake Bell.

He was very noticeably hobbled following the play, and it ultimately forced him out of the game for the majority of the second quarter.

The star quarterback was never right following the injury, but he came back into the game in the second half and gutted it out with some impressive play given the circumstance to help the Chiefs come away with a 27-20 victory.

It was an impressive and gritty performance from Mahomes, but there certainly appear to be questions about his health for the Chiefs in the AFC Championship.

He discussed the injury following the game and made it known that he plans to play in the matchup against the winner of Sunday’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills.

“I did not want to go to the locker room,” said Mahomes. “They gave me the ultimatum saying that I wasn’t coming back in if I didn’t go. They are trying to take care of me, but it is going to take a lot to keep me out of a football game. The X-rays were negative, they haven’t diagnosed anything yet but I’ll be good to go.”

His official diagnosis will certainly be something to monitor in the coming days, but it certainly seems like Mahomes is going to play next weekend if he has the final say in his status.

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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.