Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes provided a brief update on his toe injury over the weekend.
Mahomes was suffering from a turf toe injury late in the 2020 NFL season, which was aggravated during the playoffs against the Cleveland Browns. Following the season it was ultimately determined that Mahomes would need surgery to repair the injury. He had successful surgery on February 11th, with the expectation that he’d be ready for Chiefs training camp.
On Sunday, Mahomes’ fiancee, Brittany Matthews, posted a family photo of the couple with their baby daughter for the Easter holiday. Mahomes was spotted wearing a walking boot in the photo, raising some concern regarding an injury. Mahomes reassured everyone that his foot is “all good.”
The walking boot isn’t a sign of further injury, rather a sign that his recovery from his toe surgery is right on schedule. Turf toe injuries can linger if they’ve not been handled the right way, which is why getting surgery was imperative for Mahomes this offseason. The injury clearly hampered the Chiefs’ franchise quarterback during the postseason and playing through it was the ultimate display of toughness. The signs remain hopeful that he’ll make a full recovery and won’t have to worry about his plantar plate causing him any issues in the near or distant future.