Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes plans to face the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL’s American Conference Finals on Sunday.
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After spraining his ankle in Saturday’s second-round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the star player was scheduled to join his teammates for practice on Wednesday.
“I think he’ll do anything to be there. […] However, we have to make sure it’s safe for him to put him on the field,” chief trainer Andy Reid said at a news conference.
“I’m fine and ready to play. I’ve had a few days of treatment and fitness. It’s exciting to be able to test all of that in training,” said the pivot, adding that he’s able to enjoy his family activities without too much physical difficulties. We’ll see, but so far so good.”
Mahomes completed 22 of 30 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns against the Jaguars. His problems forced Reid to play Chad Henne just behind the middle.