Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes might be back on the field much quicker than initially anticipated.
During the Sunday win over the Browns, Mahomes went down with what looked like a serious head injury, which would put his status for the game against the Bills up in the air. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
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Well, Mahomes might not actually have a head injury at all. According to Carrington Harrison, a source of his told him it’s actually an issue with a nerve in Mahomes’ neck.
The star passer reportedly cleared his tests Sunday and will have further testing done Monday.
A source has told me
“Patrick passed all of his tests last night. He didn’t actually hit his head, there was a nerve in his neck that got tweaked that made him out of it. He’s getting testing done on his neck/nerve today but did clear all tests last night.” @610SportsKC
— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) January 18, 2021
Well, this certainly changes absolutely everything with the upcoming game between the Bills and Chiefs.
When Mahomes went down Sunday, I think we all thought he had a head injury. Hell, the Chiefs initially even said he was being evaluated for a concussion.
QB Patrick Mahomes is being evaluated for a concussion.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 17, 2021
Now, it sounds like it’s possibly a nerve issue. While I’m far from a medical expert, you have to think this is good news for everyone involved.
Concussion protocol is no joke, and it’s not like you can just opt out of it. If Mahomes isn’t in the protocol, then it would seem to indicate there’s a much better chance he plays Sunday.
Don’t think you can let Mahomes come back after this. He’s on a different planet here pic.twitter.com/iLvZPb6idq
— Jeremy Los (@JeremyALos) January 17, 2021
Keep checking back for the latest updates as we have them! Mahomes’ health is without question the biggest storyline in the playoffs right now.