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Mahomes: I am ‘able to go’ for AFC title recreation


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If there was ever a doubt about his availability for Sunday’s AFC Championship Recreation, Patrick Mahomes put an finish to it.

“AFC championship week,” the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback mentioned about Sunday’s convention title recreation in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals. “Able to go.”

Mahomes suffered a excessive ankle sprain within the first quarter of Saturday’s 27-20 divisional spherical playoff victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He returned to the sport within the second half.

Coach Andy Reid mentioned he anticipated Mahomes to be a full apply participant Wednesday. Mahomes mentioned the ankle has progressed because the recreation in opposition to the Jaguars.

“It is doing good,” he mentioned. “I’ve accomplished a number of days of therapy, a number of days of rehab. Excited to get on the apply subject and type of try it out and see the place I am at. But it surely’s feeling good up to now.

“I felt higher than I assumed I used to be going to be after the sport. Transferring on it throughout the recreation positively harm. However after the sport, I used to be in a position to relaxation it and type of ice it up and do totally different stuff like that. I felt in just a little bit higher place and clearly the subsequent morning felt just a little bit higher, after which I’ve continued to get higher all through the week, so we’ll see how I really feel as we speak at apply.”

Mahomes’ type of play modified after he returned to the sport in opposition to the Jaguars. He led the league in passes from outdoors the pocket within the common season however made no such throws within the second half.

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It was solely his second half this season during which he made no throws outdoors the pocket. Mahomes mentioned he anticipated he must across the damage in opposition to the Bengals.

“I will have to search out methods to have the ability to push off and have the ability to nonetheless make the throws the suitable manner,” he mentioned. “I will push it just a little bit as we speak after which the subsequent day after which the subsequent day once more and see what I can do then. Not reaggravate the damage, clearly, however push it to see what I will have the ability to do on Sunday.”

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