Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes injured his right hand after taking a hit in the first half of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.
Mahomes never came out of the game but head coach Andy Reid stated after the game that he could tell his quarterback was having difficulty gripping the ball. Mahomes admitted the injury impacted his throws on deep balls but not to the point of wanting to come out of the game.
“It doesn’t feel great right now but it’s something that you play with,” Mahomes said h/t ProFootballTalk. “In this sport, you’re going to get hurt, you’re going to bang something. So for me, it’s about going out there and competing and relying on my teammates to help me out whenever I’m not feeling 100 percent.”
Ian Rapoport appeared on Good Morning, Football on the NFL Network and stated Mahomes had x-rays after the game and it sounds like they were negative. However, he’s scheduled for further imaging on Monday.
On Sunday, Mahomes went 26-of-40 for 283 yards, a touchdown and an interception on the way to a 23-16 win.