Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is scheduled to have surgery on his right foot as reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. This announcement comes just days after the Super Bowl LV loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“Patrick Mahomes will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a torn plantar plate in his foot, also known as turf toe.” Rapoport said on Twitter. “The rehab will be several months, but he’s expected to make a full recovery. Noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson will perform the procedure.“
Did this affect Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl?
It was evident that Mahomes couldn’t run full speed against the Buccaneers defense. He made it through the game but not without a noticeable limp. The injury was causing him some discomfort that limited him.
“As well as Patrick Mahomes ran at times, it was clear his injury was significant,” Rapoport added in subsequent tweets. “He was not 100%. Kudos to Mahomes and the medical/athletic training staff for getting him ready, but he was very hobbled. Now, he’ll have it fully repaired.”
Luckily for the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes, he is expected to fully recover prior to the start of the 2021 season. It is typically a three month recovery period after this surgery. There is no reason to believe that Mahomes won’t start the 2021 season at 100% without an unexpected setback during rehab.
Rapoport finished his series of tweets saying “It’s not clear what the 2021 offseason will look like, but Patrick Mahomes will almost certainly be off the field for it as he recovers. But most importantly, Mahomes should be good to go for the 2021 regular season.”
Patrick Mahomes heads into the offseason coming off another amazing season. He had an MVP-like season. He finished 2020 3rd in passer rating and 2nd in QBR. Aaron Rodgers ended up taking home the award finishing 1st in both categories.