Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will play in Super Bowl LV with his lingering turf toe injury, which he suffered in the Divisional round game against the Cleveland Browns.
Mahomes will play through the injury Sunday before “likely” having surgery to repair the issue, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Sources say that following the game today against the Buccaneers, Mahomes is expected to see a foot specialist and will likely have surgery to repair his ailing toe. The expectation is that it won’t heal on its own, an indication of just how significant the injury is.
Mahomes updated media members on the toe injury earlier this week.
#Chiefs Patrick Mahomes on his toe injury.— Aaron Ladd (@aaronladd0) February 2, 2021
“It's pretty close to 100%...I'm sure by game day [it] will be." pic.twitter.com/9G5yKKDX6z
“It feel a lot better,” he said last Tuesday. “Having these two weeks to let it rest and heal up, especially being over three weeks away from the injury itself. If you look at those types of injuries, that kind of gives you the normal timeline. So definitely every single day I get to rest it, it makes it even better, but it’s pretty close to 100%, and I’m sure by game day it will be.”
Mahomes was 29 of 38 for 325 yards and three touchdowns in Kansas City’s 38-24 AFC title win.