Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is already on the road to recovery after he underwent toe surgery back on February 10th. He is expected to have a three-month timetable for his return and could potentially be ready to take the field by the start of training camp in July, via NFL Network‘s James Palmer.
Patrick Mahomes had his surgery on 2/10. It’s a 3 month recovery and the Chiefs certainly think he’ll be ready for training camp and could be good by mandatory mini camp per Brett Veach.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 1, 2021
Mahomes initially suffered the toe injury dating back to the Chiefs’ AFC Divisional Round game against the Cleveland Browns. The 25-year-old gunslinger managed to play through the pain as he led his team to a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game.
Mahomes’ turf toe injury eventually took a toll on him which led to his occasional limping on the field throughout their Super Bowl LV tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With his injury, Mahomes was only limited to record 270 passing yards on 26-of-49 passes along with two interceptions and three sacks.
Despite the pain, Mahomes still put up a fight but his teammates couldn’t successfully catch the long balls that he was throwing their way in the second half of the game. Unfortunately, his efforts weren’t enough as the Chiefs succumbed to the Buccaneers on a 31-9 defeat in Tampa Bay. After their season ended, Mahomes immediately went under the knife to begin his recovery process as soon as possible.
He is expected to sit through the coming months in order to be fully healthy heading to the start of their training camp. After seeing positive developments regarding his latest surgery, Patrick Mahomes is poised to be at the forefront of the Chiefs’ bid to contend once again in the upcoming 2021 NFL season.