The Chiefs will have to finish out the divisional round without Patrick Mahomes.
The KC star was hit by Mack Wilson in the third quarter, and he was slow to get back to his feet following the hit. Mahomes would need help from teammates and Kansas City personnel following the hit.
After going through concussion protocol, the Chiefs would rule Mahomes out with a concussion.
Initially, Mahomes was helped off the field slowly by Chiefs medical personnel, and he headed into the blue medical tent along the sideline. Soon after, Mahomes was seen jogging to the locker room.
CBS’ Tracy Wolfson reports that Mahomes is currently going through concussion protocol and the team would not have an official designation until after the questioning was complete.
The Chiefs would confirm Wolfson’s initial report:
QB Patrick Mahomes is being evaluated for a concussion.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 17, 2021
Mahomes has taken a beating in the game, with an injury to his left big toe earlier in the game showing him visibly hobbled throughout the course of the game.
Mahomes would be replaced by longtime NFL vet and backup quarterback Chad Henne, who would finish out the drive and net a field goal to extend the lead to 22-10.