Mahomes practices as he works through concussion protocol


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Quarterback Patrick Mahomes “did some work” during Chiefs practice, head coach Andy Reid said, on Wednesday while he works through the league’s concussion protocol.

Mahomes exited Sunday’s divisional round game after taking a hit to the head area and entered the league’s concussion protocol.

The reigning Super Bowl MVP must clear the leagues Return-to-Participation protocol before he can be cleared for full practice and participation in the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills.

In the third quarter against Cleveland, Mahomes took a hit from linebacker Mack Wilson and struggled to get back to his feet. He was taken to the sideline to be evaluated for a concussion, then was seen jogging into the locker room for further evaluation.

Earlier Wednesday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport reported that Mahomes would participate in a “very light practice”.

Backup Chad Henne took over and held on to the victory and secured a spot in the conference championship.

Prior to leaving the game, Mahomes had completed 21 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for a touchdown on the first drive of the game.

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