Patrick Mahomes set for surgery to repair injured toe after Super Bowl LV loss, according to report
According to reports, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is set for surgery Wednesday to repair a toe injury he suffered during the AFC Playoffs. Mahomes’ surgery will address a torn plantar plate in his toe, which is more commonly known as turf toe, that seemed to affect his mobility during the last several weeks, including Super Bowl LV.
Mahomes was given the green light to compete in Super Bowl LV but was visibly harassed by an effective Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rush. In total, Mahomes ran 497 yards behind the line of scrimmage before being sacked or releasing the football, according to Next Gen Stats. The Chiefs’ star signal-caller was rushed on almost every snap of the game.
Despite being hampered by ailments, Mahomes is using the 31-9 defeat at the hands of the Bucs as motivation for the 2022 NFL season.
“When you’re a competitor and you get so close to your ultimate goal and then you fall short, it’s something that will motivate you for the rest of your career. It was a bad feeling in that locker room after the game,” Mahomes said. “You don’t want to have that feeling again and so luckily enough we’ll have a lot of the same guys back and we’ll obviously add new guys and we’ll set the tone from the beginning of the year, beginning of the offseason that we have to be better. We have to be better than this last year in order to go out there and win the Super Bowl.”
Mahomes is expected to make a full recovery, according to the NFL Network, but rehab is expected to take several months. For more sports coverage, click here.