Jan 21, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) following the victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC divisional round game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes returned to practice on Wednesday while dealing with a high ankle sprain.

Mahomes injured his right ankle in the Chiefs victory over the Buffalo Bills in the NFL Divisional Round last weekend. On Thursday, Mahomes spoke to reporters about his return to the football field ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship clash with the Cincinnati Bengals.

“I thought I had a good day yesterday,” Mahomes said Thursday, according to ESPN. “Overall, probably better than I expected being able to go out there and throw the football and get in the work I needed to get in.”

Mahomes said the injury won’t limit him as much as people might expect.

“I feel like I can still do a lot of things, but we’ll see as we get closer and closer,” Mahomes said. “We’ll see during the game. You can’t fully do exactly what it’s going to be like in those moments in the game. All I can do is prepare myself the best way possible and then when we get in the game you hope adrenaline takes over and you can make those throws when you need to.”

Only time will tell how Mahomes’ ankle performs under pressure against the Bengals on Sunday. Kansas City and Cincinnati will renew hostilities at 3 p.m. ET on CBS.