Patrick Mahomes Toe Injury Update
After playing well against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship, Patrick Mahomes could be a candidate to get hurt during the Super Bowl. While he will likely avoid an injury during the game, a stub to his toe or an awkward tackle may cause him to be injured during the big game. Here is what you should know. Read the article for an updated injury status. In the meantime, here are some of the possible symptoms of a stub to Mahomes’ toe.
Andy Reid, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, says quarterback Patrick Mahomes will participate in OTAs next week. Although he probably will not take starter snaps, he will be able to “do some stuff” in order to be ready for training camp later this summer. The injury occurred on Feb. 10, just days after Mahomes led the Chiefs to the AFC championship.
OTAs are a good idea for Mahomes, who has been working out with his personal trainer Bobby Stroupe. The quarterback is in good spirits following his recovery from the toe injury. Mahomes was put on a walking boot during the offseason and spent some time in a walking boot throughout the spring. He recently spent some time throwing passes to receivers and felt 100 percent.
The Chiefs will take an easy approach with Mahomes this offseason and preseason. The team doesn’t need him to be 100 percent healthy for Week 1 against the Broncos, but they’ll want him to be as rested and healthy as possible. Testing for the toe injury is unlikely to be helpful for Mahomes, so OTAs are the best option for the Kansas City Chiefs to get a feel for his progress.
Mahomes did not miss OTAs after the injury. On Monday, he attended an event featuring professional athletes and celebrities. The winner of the event was Vinny Del Negro, who beat out Atlanta Braves pitching legend John Smoltz. Mahomes spoke to the media during the event, and he did speak positively about his toe injury. If he plays well during OTAs, he could return to the field in time for the team’s upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns.
Recovery from surgery
A turf toe injury can be painful, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes has undergone surgery. The injury occurred in the AFC Divisional Round on Jan. 26. Mahomes had the injury reconstructed after entering the concussion protocol during the second half of Super Bowl LV. The Kansas City quarterback is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp next season. The following is a breakdown of the recovery process.
In order to fully recover, Patrick Mahomes will undergo surgery on his toe to repair a torn plantar plate. This is an important ligament that prevents the toe from overextending during push-off motion. While the procedure is expected to repair the torn plantar plate, Mahomes will be out of the game for three months and will likely experience limited mobility during the season.
The Kansas City Chiefs have kept Patrick Mahomes relatively quiet during the offseason. In February, Mahomes gave birth to his daughter Sterling Skye, just a few days after the loss in Super Bowl LV. After the birth of Sterling Skye, Patrick Mahomes was able to speak to the media for the first time since he underwent surgery. He also discussed his recovery process.
After the surgery, Patrick Mahomes will be able to walk again and be cleared for the offseason. The Chiefs quarterback believes the surgery will not set him back in the long run, and will only help him in the long run. As long as he gets the surgery right, he should be able to play at a high level in 2019.
Return to practice
It has been nearly two months since the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback underwent surgery to repair a turf toe. Following his recovery from offseason surgery, Mahomes has been throwing passes and doing other activities during offseason OTAs and mandatory minicamp. While the latter is not nearly as intense as OTAs, throws are still the focus, so Mahomes’ progress is encouraging. His return to practice could mean he is fully healthy for training camp.
As with any concussion, Patrick Mahomes’ toe injury has been a major concern. He missed part of the AFC Championship game after suffering the injury against the Cleveland Browns. Earlier this week, he cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol. Today, he’s set to return to practice. But if he’s not 100 percent healthy, he may be limited to limited practice, which won’t help his confidence.
A few weeks ago, Mahomes’ toe was examined for damage and the team sought his opinion. While it is a turf toe, it could be a ligament or toe. The injury may affect Mahomes’ mobility, since the pushing off motion starts at the big toe joint. As a result, it will be painful for him to play through. The Chiefs are already without Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Sammy Watkins, two of the team’s top receiving options. But a healthy Mahomes could give the Chiefs a huge boost against a Bills defense.
The NFL has a strict return to practice policy for injured players, and Mahomes is no exception. He’ll wear a boot for the next five to six weeks, but the recovery process will be lengthy and painful. While it’s hard to predict his exact return date, he should be ready for training camp by the summer. The Chiefs’ offseason schedule won’t be the same without him.
Following a big hit against the Cleveland Browns last week, quarterback Patrick Mahomes was placed in the concussion protocol for a toe injury. He was limited to only walking and running a few times in the AFC title game, but he was still able to complete 29 of 38 passes for 325 yards. Then, against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship game, he only ran five times for 5 yards.
The protocol includes five phases, with each phase requiring the player to be cleared by an independent neurology consultant. Mahomes must also pass an examination by an independent neurologic consultant, which is conducted by a medical expert that is not a member of the team. He must also undergo a thorough brain evaluation, and then be cleared for practice. A team can only release a player after three or four physicians have cleared him.
A team is permitted to release a player from the concussion protocol for a variety of reasons, including a recurrent head injury or a lingering condition. If a player has a concussion, they should be evaluated immediately. If not, they will have to sit out a few days and re-evaluate their situation. However, if Patrick Mahomes’ concussion protocol is cleared, he should be able to play this weekend.
Despite the high risk of a concussion, Patrick Mahomes has shown no signs of the injury, throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game against the Bills. While he did receive a half-size larger shoe to protect his toe, he hasn’t yet cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol. His teammates – including Le’Veon Bell – have returned to practice as well.
Odds of returning before training camp
After suffering a toe injury in June, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was forced to undergo surgery. He resisted the temptation to play the Super Bowl, but the quarterback is expected to be fully healthy at training camp. Mahomes even tweeted a photo of him hitting golf balls while shooting a commercial. This week, he reiterated his full health.
The quarterback will be able to continue working as he continues to rehab his toe. OTAs and mandatory minicamp were a great proving ground for Mahomes. Now, he can focus on improving his game for the 2021 NFL season. After missing two games in the playoffs, the Chiefs will be looking to bounce back and make another run at Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. Mahomes would be aiming for his third straight trip to the Super Bowl after his lone loss in Super Bowl LV. Only three teams have achieved this feat.
With the loss of two starting quarterbacks last season, the Chiefs have been playing without Mahomes since Week 8. This week, the team rested several starters to make room for Mahomes, including backup Shane Buechele. The coach acknowledged that both quarterbacks were needed in the secondary, but it is too early to tell whether Mahomes will be able to play.
After recovering from a turf-toe injury, Patrick Mahomes will be ready for full participation in training camp this week. His toe injury was initially diagnosed in January but was successfully repaired during the AFC Divisional Round game against the Cleveland Browns. According to NFL Network national correspondent James Palmer, Mahomes is ahead of schedule. The Chiefs put him in an orthotic shoe made of carbon fiber.