Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL concussion protocol after taking a hit during Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. The injury occurred in the third quarter of the game, as Mahomes was taken to the ground by Cleveland linebacker Mack Wilson. While the injury was not a direct blow to the head, Mahomes’ neck seemed to bend aggressively during the tackle. Mahomes did not return to the game, and was replaced by veteran quarterback Chad Henne who guided the Chiefs to the AFC Championship.
Mahomes will have to pass through all five phases of the NFL’s concussion protocol before he is cleared to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. If he can go through all five phases and not have any post concussion symptoms, he will be cleared. Coach Andy Reid stated in his usual Monday press conference that of course, he hopes his franchise quarterback can play, but will not speculate right now on whether he will or wont. “So listen, I just leave that with Rick (Burkholder) and the docs. Because of the protocol, it’s a no-brainer from the coach’s standpoint. You don’t have to think about it, you just have to make sure you go forward and have an answer if he’s there and an answer if he’s not there. I can’t tell you from a medical standpoint where he’s at. I mean, I don’t know that. That’s their decision and I just follow it, Reid stated.
Stay tuned for more updates on the health of Patrick Mahomes ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship game!
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