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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes speaks out on status of ankle injury

Back in Week 1, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered an ankle injury during his team’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it wasn’t severe enough to cause the reigning MVP to miss any time.

However, this past Sunday, during the Chiefs’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Mahomes re-aggravated the injury, leading some to question his Week 6 status against the Houston Texans.

The good news is that Mahomes says that while his ankle isn’t perfect, it feels “pretty good,” and he is confident that he will be able to play versus the Texans on Sunday, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

Mahomes is coming off of one of the most lackluster outings of his brief NFL career thus far, as he completed just 22 of his 39 passes for 321 yards and a touchdown against the Colts.

Moreover, Kansas City scored just 13 points in the game, marking its lowest output since November 2017, when Alex Smith was under center.

Mahomes has actually only been so-so for the last couple of weeks, as he was also very ordinary in the Chiefs’ Week 4 win over the Detroit Lions, going 24-for-42 with 315 yards and no touchdowns.

On the season overall, Mahomes has thrown for 1,831 yards, 11 touchdowns and no picks while completing 65.6 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 114.7.

For the Chiefs, their defeat against Indianapolis marked their first loss of the year, dropping them to 4-1.

After taking on Houston this weekend, Kansas City will head on the road to battle the Denver Broncos next Thursday.