Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had surgery to repair his turf toe injury on February 10, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach confirmed Monday morning in a Zoom press conference.
Veach then outlined Mahomes’ timetable to return to the field.
“Talking to (vice president of sports medicine and performance) Rick (Burkholder) late last week, it’s a three-month recovery,” said Veach. “We’re hopeful [he’s back] somewhere around that mandatory minicamp — if we have [it]. We certainly think by training camp he will be good to go, and we’ll be smart with him.”
Organized team activities (OTAs) typically take place in May, with a three-day mandatory minicamp occurring in mid-June. Neither happened last offseason due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mahomes suffered his 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.