The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, and to make matters worse, their star quarterback got banged up in the process. Patrick Mahomes rolled his ankle but decided to stay in the game.
After the loss, Andy Reid told reporters that Mahomes “tweaked” his ankle and that he thinks he’s going to be okay. It’s a positive update that Chiefs fans no doubt wanted to hear.
“Tweaked it just a little bit. I think he’s going to be OK,” Reid said. “He was pretty good at the end there. We’ll see how that goes.”
Mahomes didn’t play his best game of the season – he finished 22-of-39 with 321 yards and a touchdown – but the team’s running game was its biggest issue. The Chiefs gained just 36 yards on 14 carries.
Kansas City’s run defense also struggled. Indianapolis rushed for 180 yards on 45 carries.
Obviously, a healthy Mahomes is essential if Kansas City wants to make a deep postseason run. We’ll see if they exercise caution moving forward regarding his ankle.