KANSAS CITY, MO – Patrick Mahomes is due to have surgery on Wednesday for the turf toe injury that bothered the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback late in the season and throughout the NFL playoffs, a source confirmed to ESPN.
According to a source, Mahomes is expected to miss most of the off-season work with the team but will make full use of the training camp.
Mahomes had one of the worst statistical games of his career in the Chiefs’ 31-9 Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was 26 of 49 for 270 yards, zero touchdowns, two interceptions, and a passerby rating of 52.3. Kansas City failed to score a touchdown for the first time since Mahomes started out in 2018.
But, as he discovered shortly after the game, he played well with his toe in beating the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game.
“I can’t say the toe was a problem when I played two weeks ago and I played well on it,” he said. “Every time you play football you have to fight your way through injuries.”
NFL Network first reported news from the operation.