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Andy Reid Has Brutally Honest Admission On Patrick Mahomes' Injury

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The Kansas City Chiefs saw their season flash before their eyes when Patrick Mahomes got hurt early in Saturday's second-round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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The star quarterback injured his ankle in the first quarter and begrudgingly went to the locker room. However, a clearly hampered Mahomes returned to finish a 27-20 victory.

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Speaking to reporters after the game, via Arrowhead Pride's Pete Sweeney, head coach Andy Reid wasn't ready to consider Mahomes' status for the AFC Championship Game.

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Mahomes hopped back onto the field after Arden Key landed on his right ankle, but the team later removed him to undergo evaluation. The 27-year-old pleaded his case on the sideline before slamming down his helmet in frustration.  

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"It was hard getting him out of the game, first of all," Reid recalled. "He wanted to fight, and so we got him out, went to the X-ray, got an X-ray, looked at, taped. He came back, and he said he felt good enough to be protected where he's not going to get hurt. That's obviously the primary thing."

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A visibly hindered Mahomes finished with 195 passing yards and two touchdowns on 30 throws. He struggled to move around the pocket after the injury, and Kansas City shifted to a more conservative offense in the second half.

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Reid called the MVP signal-caller a "tough kid" while acknowledging his need to put the player's health first.