Patrick Mahomes was injured at Kansas City Chiefs training camp Monday.Jessee Newell from the Kansas City StarAfter participating in an 11-on-11 drill, Mahomes briefly entered the medical tent. Mahomes was trying to pass the ball back when the pocket fell apart during the drill. Chiefs quarterback Mahomes was able to stay on his feet and may have lost his step after he stepped out of the tent that had tape around his left ankle.
Mahomes was able to return to practice for the final drills, so the injury isn’t serious. Andy Reid, Chiefs coach, was asked about Mahomes injuries after practice. “He got stepped on. He’s OK,”Reid stated, Pete Sweeney Arrowhead Pride. Monday was Monday for the Chiefs. It was their first day of practice in pads. The Chiefs have reached the AFC Championship game four times in a row, so they know that teams will be coming to them. This means that Monday’s hard work will pay off later.
“The pads were on and the sun was out. It was a dog day, but we got through it and got a lot of work in,” Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said. “We have a lot of things to learn from, and that’s every day in training camp. Once you set the tempo of how we work here – and Coach Reid did that during OTAs – we hit the ground running [here in camp]. We’re finding ways to keep getting better every single day.”
The Chiefs lost the AFC Championship game to the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Mahomes ended the game with 275 yards and three touchdowns. In the second half, Mahomes threw two interceptions. Mahomes talked to Lisa Salters during the Pro Bowl about the loss. “I’m still not over it,” Per The Spun. “I don’t think I’ll be over it until we’re playing in another Super Bowl. I’ll have to use that as motivation moving forward.”
Mahomes also spoke about the Chiefs’ needs to be successful in 2022. “We have to go through the process again,” Mahomes said. “You have to start from scratch every single year in this league. You have to go in with the mindset of ‘I’m going to get better and better every single day and hopefully give yourself a chance to be in the Super Bowl.”