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Patrick Mahomes on ankle: I’ll be ready for OTAs

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid hugs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell looks on in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Feb. 12, 2023.

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Super Bowl LVII Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes said Monday that the only offseason event that’ll take a hit because of his injured ankle is his golf game.

Other than that, he said he’ll be ready for offseason training activities.

Mahomes made the comments at the annual press conference that comes for the MVP and winning coach the day after a Super Bowl.

“I’ll for sure be ready for OTAs and everything like that,” Mahomes said. “Obviously, we’ll continue to rehab, continue the treatment that we were doing and just give it some rest. … Just try to make sure when we get to OTAs, I’m ready to go.

“One thing that might take a hit is my golf game. So I’ll take a few weeks off of that.”

Mahomes reaggravated the high ankle sprain late in the first half of Sunday’s Super Bowl victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. He first sustained the injury in the Chiefs’ divisional playoff win over Jacksonville three weeks ago.

“The only time that it had the real hurt in the ankle was when I got tackled, it kind of rolled to the outside a little bit,” Mahomes said. “Once you have that high ankle sprain, when any little tweak like that happens, that just magnifies it. Coming into the game, I felt way better than I did the Cincinnati game.

“Luckily we were able to get in at halftime, get some new tape on there and some movement to try to get some mobility back.”

Mahomes finished with 182 yards passing and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 44 yards.

As for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, he was again asked about his future, a topic he didn’t envision having to talk about once let alone again Monday.

“I know I got asked that a lot, and I wasn’t really expecting to. I didn’t put much stock into all that. I enjoy what I’m doing, and I’ve got this guy over here who is a pretty good player,” said Reid, pointing to Mahomes.

Reid is under contract through the 2025 season, having signed an extension in 2020. He’s now one of 14 coaches in NFL history with two Super Bowl victories.

–Field Level Media