Mahomes played through the toe injury in the AFC Championship game but it’s a significant enough ailment that won’t heal on its own without surgery, per Rapoport.
However, Mahomes will push through the injury to play for the Super Bowl tonight. It’ll be interesting to see how much it affects his mobility.
“Having these two weeks to let it rest and heal up,” he said earlier this week, “especially being almost three weeks, over three weeks away from the injury itself. If you look at those type of injuries, that kind of gives you the normal timeline. Definitely every single day that I get to rest it, makes it better.”
Mahomes, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2017. He was in the final year of a four-year, $16.4 million contract when the Chiefs picked up his fifth-year option worth $24,837,000 for the 2021 season last year.
However, Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension with the Chiefs is worth $503 million a few months later.
In 2020, Mahomes appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 4,470 yards, 38 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 308 yards and two touchdowns.