Report: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes wearing special orthotic for turf toe injury
Kansas City chief QB Patrick Mahomes will battle the Buffalo Bills through turf in the AFC championship game. He sustained the injury during the playoff win against the Cleveland Browns, but it was largely overshadowed by his entry into the NFL's concussion protocol.
A new report from FOX Sports' Jay Glazer includes some new information on how the Chiefs are protecting Mahomes from the worsening of his toe injury during the game. Glazer dismissed the problem of concussion as a non-factor heading in the AFC title game, but said the team were "very concerned about" Mahomes' toes.
According to Glazer, Mahomes' left shoe will feature a special carbon fiber brace that they hope will protect the toe from further injury. However, this could cause some problems related to its mobility. Carbon fiber is very stiff and does not offer the flexibility required for certain things. He might even have trouble planting and shedding the foot.
Check out Glazer's report below for more information on the concussion situation:
It looks like this toe injury is a little worse than what the team initially stated. Only time will tell if it affects Mahomes during the game. He could be dealing with limited mobility and an out of pocket tag, or he could be ripping it off and looking like his normal self out there. Let's hope for the latter.
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