Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes is set to undergo toe surgery this week. The procedure is expected to fix the “turf toe” issue that bothered Mahomes pretty much the entire offseason.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Mahomes will take several months recovering and is expected to miss most of the Chiefs’ offseason workouts. He is, however, expected to make full recovery and be ready in time for training camp.
Mahomes initially hurt his toe during the Divisional Playoff round win over the Cleveland Browns, when he also experienced a concussion. The 25-year-old superstar returned in time to face the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship and looked unfazed by either issue as he threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns.
But Mahomes did have one of the worst games in his NFL career in the Super Bowl loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past weekend. He threw two interceptions while failing to score a single touchdown.
The reporters immediately linked the struggles with the toe injury after the contest, but the 2018 NFL MVP didn’t want to use it as an excuse.
“I can’t say the toe was a problem when I played two weeks ago, and I played well on it,” said Mahomes. “Anytime you play football, you have to battle through injuries.”
Patrick Mahomes has been injury-free for most of his NFL career so far. The only time he was out because of an injury was in 2019, when he missed two games.