Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes re-aggravated his sprained left ankle in Sunday’s 19-13 loss against the Indianapolis Colts. It appeared the training staff heavily taped it mid-game — and then to make matters worse, the more-than-300-pound Chiefs left tackle, Cameron Erving, backed up on it.
Here’s what happened to Patrick Mahomes’ ankle on that last drive: pic.twitter.com/OaSnu94DLC— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) October 7, 2019
Mahomes’ ankle was visibly wrapped up during the portion of practice open to the media on Wednesday.
“The main thing was he got stepped on,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on Wednesday, as the Chiefs prepare to play the Houston Texans. “And that’s what happened in the game, and it kind of settled down after that, but that happens.”
Mahomes added that his ankle felt “pretty good” on Wednesday.
“I’m glad to be able to go out there and practice on it and get it moving around and stuff like that,” Mahomes said. “But I feel like I’ll be fine playing and moving around and doing what I need to do to win.”
Mahomes originally injured his ankle back in the Chiefs’ Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to Chiefs injury reports, he’s received treatment every day since. Games in which the ankle is touched in some way — like the one on Sunday — don’t help in getting it back to 100 percent.
“It’s not perfect — I’d guess you’d say that,” admitted Mahomes, “but it’s good enough that I feel like I could still run, cut off of it and do all that type of stuff.”
Mahomes finished 22 of 39 for 321 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Colts. He scrambled just three times for 17 yards.
“We’re not going to put him in harm’s way — that’s not how we roll here,” Reid assured the media. “I don’t do it. I let the docs and the trainer (Rick Burkholder) take care of it. If we thought it was going to hurt him down the road, he wouldn’t be in there.”
The expectation is Mahomes will once again appear on the injury report as a full participant this week as he receives treatment. He and the Chiefs will attempt to rebound against the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium