Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes only needed one good ankle to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday in the NFL Divisional Round.
X-rays confirmed following the game that Mahomes played through a high ankle sprain in his right ankle that he suffered in the first quarter of the contest. Mahomes finished with 22 completions on his 30 attempts for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
He spoke on his injury after the Chiefs punched their tickets to the AFC Championship game for the fifth year in a row.
“[The injured ankle] feels better than I thought it was going to be now,” Mahomes told ESPN.
“Obviously, I have a lot of adrenaline going right now, so we’ll see how it feels. But I’ll hop right in the treatment and try to do whatever I can to be as close to 100 percent by next week. Luckily for us, we played the early game on Saturday, so we get an extra almost half a day that I can let that ankle rest.”
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid agreed.
“Let’s just see how it goes here the next couple days. It’s going to be sore, I know, but let’s see where he is at,” Reid told ESPN. “He’s had this before, and he was able to keep pushing through.”
The Chiefs will play the winner of Sunday’s Divisional Round game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills.