Following the Kansas City Chiefs‘ tough loss in Super Bowl 55 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the attention shifted to Patrick Mahomes‘ health. The star quarterback underwent surgery to repair a turf toe injury that hampered him throughout the playoffs. Mahomes has now provided a promising update that will amp up Chiefs fans.
Patrick Mahomes undergoes toe surgery
During the last season’s playoffs, Patrick Mahomes suffered a toe injury that hampered him through to the Super Bowl.
Mahomes didn’t miss any playing time due to the ailment he suffered against the Cleveland Browns in the divsional round. It also didn’t appear to impact his play as he had a strong performance in the AFC championship game against the Buffalo Bills.
Following the tough loss in Super Bowl 55 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mahomes underwent surgery to repair the injury. The initial timeline for the recovery was slated around several months, which he would have the entire offseason is necessary.
The Chiefs star quarterback has now provided a promising update concerning the situation.
Patrick Mahomes uplifts Chiefs fans with promising update from toe surgery rehab
As the offseason has moved along, Patrick Mahomes has progressed in his recovery from toe surgery.
Mahomes has remained on a steady path toward a full recovery before the 2021 season. The 25-year-old voiced on Monday that he is well ahead of schedule in his rehab. (H/T Adam Teicher of ESPN)
“I think I’m progressing well,” said Mahomes. “I think I’m ahead of schedule myself. Obviously, we’re trying to be cautious. We’re not pushing me out there too soon. But I’m doing what I can.
“I’ve gotten out of the boot finally. It took forever. Now I’m trying to get back on the field and get that stuff working. I’m sure they’ll keep me on that same pathway and that hopefully I can do some stuff by the end of the offseason.”
Head coach Andy Reid added that Mahomes has “great flexibility” in his surgically repaired toe that he accredits to the former league MVP’s hard work in rehab. It’s a situation that he will have the entire offseason to work through, but it sounds like he will be ready by the expected time frame of training camp in July.
The Chiefs will continue to monitor the situation and allow their star quarterback to move at his own pace. The next several weeks will tell if Mahomes can stay on that route toward returning to the practice field this upcoming summer.
Chiefs aiming for another Super Bowl push
Beyond Patrick Mahomes’ recovery from his toe surgery, there have been other notable moves around the Chiefs this offseason.
The front office made some pivotal transactions to beef up their offensive line that struggled in Super Bowl 55 due to injuries and inconsistency. In light of that, Kansas City chose to part ways with longtime starters Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz.
The Chiefs worked fast to replace these critical pieces by signing former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Thuney to a five-year, $80 million deal. Meanwhile, they brought former Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long out of retirement on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, and more depth with guard Austin Blythe.
Kansas City has the pieces in place to make another strong push toward the Super Bowl that will ultimately hinge on their health.
Contract figures courtesy of Spotrac.