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Report: Patrick Mahomes to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair ‘turf toe’

NFL Network reports Mahomes tore his “plantar plate.”

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will undergo surgery on his foot on Wednesday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Mahomes suffered the toe injury in the Chiefs’ Divisional round game against the Cleveland Browns and played through it in the team’s AFC title win against the Buffalo Bills and Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mahomes appeared hindered immediately after the injury — but given the circumstances, looked to move well in both the conference title and Super Bowl games.

Rapoport shared more information in accompanying tweets.

As Rapoport notes, Mahomes may not participate in 2021 offseason workouts — but it is unclear at this stage whether there will be a typical, in-person offseason anyway, as the world and country continue to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

In 2020, there were no in-person offseason workouts or preseason games, with the players finally getting together for a “ramp-up” period leading into the season. That could be the case again.

Even if it is not, Mahomes should be OK without on-the-field workouts. Mahomes’ primary target — tight end Travis Kelce — missed the 2019 offseason after ankle surgery and he went on to start 16 regular-season games, compiling more than 1,200 yards.

There is no need to rush Mahomes back.