Advertisement

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to have surgery Wednesday

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was under constant pressure from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense Sunday in Super Bowl LV, said his injured left foot did not impact his performance. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was under constant pressure from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense Sunday in Super Bowl LV, said his injured left foot did not impact his performance. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will have surgery on Wednesday to repair the torn plantar plate -- or turf toe -- injury he sustained in his left foot.

Sources told NFL Network, ESPN and the Kansas City Star on Tuesday about the surgery. The operation will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wis.

Advertisement

Mahomes sustained the injury during the Chiefs' win over the Cleveland Browns on Jan. 17 in an AFC Divisional Round game.

He completed 26 of 49 passes for 270 yards on Sunday in Super Bowl LV. He also failed to throw a touchdown pass and had two interceptions in the 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mahomes -- the MVP of Super Bowl LIV in 2020 -- said the injured toe did not impact his performance in this year's Super Bowl.

"I can't say the toe was a problem when I played two weeks ago and I played well on it," Mahomes told reporters Sunday on a Zoom video conference. "If you're playing football, you have to battle through injuries."

Mahomes will need several months to rehabilitate the injury, but he is expected to make a full recovery. He also is expected to be ready for training camp.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection and 2018 NFL MVP completed a career-best 66.3% of his throws for 4,740 yards, 38 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He posted a 14-1 record as the Chiefs starter in 2020.

Buccaneers defeat Chiefs 31-9 at Super Bowl LV

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tom Brady is presented the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to win Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Latest Headlines