Patrick Mahomes To Do Everything In Practice Wednesday

There is good news regarding the injury of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Head coach Andy Reed said at a press conference Wednesday that Mahomes will be attending Kansas City’s morning walkthrough and will practice in the afternoon.

His exact practice status — full or restricted — will be determined. Reid said Mahomes could be full when injury reports surfaced later in the day.

“Let’s see,” Reid said. “I think he’ll probably do anything, but he’ll wait and see.”

Mahomes suffered a sprained ankle in the first half of Saturday’s divisional win over the Jaguars. He missed some time in the second quarter but played the entire second half. Reid and Mahomes have maintained since Saturday that Mahomes will play in the AFC Championship game against the Bengals this week.

Reid said he wanted to see how Mahomes performed in Wednesday’s practice, but the quarterback did well in the walkthrough.

“He’s been hurt before, so we can rely on past experience. But he’ll do just fine,” Reed said. It’s just a matter of — as long as you can be on the football field, you’re safe.”

Given the severity of his injury, Mahomes’ ability to run around and play with his legs may be limited. There were a few instances in divisional rounds where he did it, but it clearly wasn’t the same.

Kansas City’s offensive line needs to step up against the Cincinnati pass rush. The Chiefs may go faster or run the ball more due to injuries. Knowing Mahomes, he will do everything he can to play on Sunday.

Cincinnati is currently the #1 favorite for travel, according to the Ohio State Sportsbook. A sportsbook in Missouri says the same thing. This may be considering Patrick Mahomes doesn’t come to his 100% on Sunday.