Super Bowl Injury Report: Mahomes is “definitely in a better spot” with Ankle Injury
Sunday will mark three weeks since Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sustained a high ankle sprain against the Jaguars. Mahomes suffered the high ankle sprain in the Chiefs’ 27-20 win over the Jaguars. He appeared to injure the ankle after Jaguars outside linebacker Arden Key landed on Mahomes’ leg.
The news out of Phoenix on Wednesday was encouraging for Chiefs fans. Mahomes said he is “definitely in a better spot” regarding the injury.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Mahomes “can do just about everything in the game plan.”
While the ankle sprain visibly hindered Mahomes in the AFC Championship, I wouldn’t expect it to be too much of an issue on Sunday against the Eagles.
Earlier this week, Reid explained that Mahomes would not be fully healthy for Sunday’s kickoff against the Eagles. Seeing if Mahomes can move with more fluidity and perhaps a bit more speed within the pocket against an elite pass rush from the Eagles will be a significant moment in the game.
Here’s what the rest of the injury situation looks like for both teams:
Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report
- Wide receiver Kadarius Toney was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice. Toney is dealing with an ankle and hamstring injury.
- LB Willie Gay (shoulder), RB Jerick McKinnon (ankles), RB Isiah Pacheco (wrist), G Trey Smith (ankle), and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) were all full participants on Wednesday.
Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report
- Offensive tackle Lane Johnson was limited on Wednesday. Johnson is dealing with a groin injury. However, he was listed as a resting veteran on Wednesday.
- Center Cam Jurgens (hip, not injury related – resting player) and cornerback Avonte Maddox (toe, not injury related – resting player) were also limited on Wednesday.
- Offensive guard Landon Dickerson (elbow) and defensive end Robert Quinn (foot) were full participants on Wednesday.