Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes not expected to miss time after injury

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was slow to get up after being hit in the second half of Sunday’s game at Tennessee.
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As the Chiefs attempt to re-route the unlikely path of their season, they will at least have their quarterback.

Patrick Mahomes is expected to play against the New York Giants in the Chiefs’ next game on Monday, Nov. 1, coach Andy Reid said Monday. The Giants visit Kansas City for a Monday Night Football game.

While Reid said he had not yet talked to the team’s doctors, Mahomes had not reported any symptoms a day after taking a shot to the head in a blowout loss in Tennessee.

“I haven’t met with the doctors, but no, I don’t anticipate that,” Reid said. “I would’ve most likely heard that by now.”

Mahomes passed the NFL’s concussion protocol immediately after a fourth-quarter hit on Sunday against the Titans in Nashville. But he did not return to the game, giving way to backup Chad Henne as the Chiefs lost 27-3

On Sunday after the game, Mahomes said, “I feel fine. ... I kind of took my time getting up, but I felt fine. But obviously you have to go through the protocol things.”

As Mahomes was trying to lean forward to throw a pass in the fourth quarter, a defensive lineman grabbed his legs. Another defensive lineman, Jeffrey Simmons, lurched forward to stop his progress. Simmons’ thigh collided with Mahomes’ head and bent his neck backward.

After clearing the concussion protocol, Mahomes remained on the sideline, watching as Henne finished out the game. The Chiefs were already trailing by 24 points.

Mahomes took part in his usual post-game news conference Sunday afternoon.

Statistically, the outing was among the worst in Mahomes’ NFL career, with his 62.3 quarterback rating Sunday marking his very worst. He finished 20 of 35 with one interception. He fumbled twice, losing one.

He has thrown an interception in six straight games.

“Disappointing day,” he said. “And disappointing way to end it.”

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