Patrick Mahomes Chiefs October 23, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after a point-after-touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs were hit with quite a scare on Saturday afternoon when star quarterback Patrick Mahomes went down with a leg injury. Even though he ultimately returned to the game and indicated that he would be ready to play in the AFC Championship game next week, his status still seemed to be up in the air. But now we know the true extent of Mahomes’ injury.

According to NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, an MRI confirmed that Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain during Saturday’s game, which he played through and intends to play through again.

“MRI today confirmed that Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain during Saturday’s win over the Jaguars, per league source. “Nothing more than that,” said one source, and Mahomes has said he plans to play in next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game,” Schefter said in a tweet.

Schefter followed up by explaining what he meant by ‘nothing more than that.’

“Nothing more than that was meant as in, No other damage aside from the high ankle sprain, which is a significant enough injury on its own,” Schefter said.

Obviously, a high ankle sprain usually keeps players sidelined for multiple weeks. Mahomes, meanwhile, returned to the game, led his team to victory, and is planning to play again next week. And the NFL world had plenty to say about his insane toughness.

Obviously, Mahomes will not be close to 100 percent healthy next week. But it sure sounds like he’s going to play in the AFC Championship game against either the Buffalo Bills or the Cincinnati Bengals.

[Adam Schefter]