Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Mahomes Heads to Locker Room With Ankle Injury

The Kansas City Chiefs experienced a moment of sheer panic in the first quarter of their Divisional Round matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was sent to the locker room with an ankle injury, and backup Chad Henne has entered the game. Jaguars linebacker Arden Key landed on Mahomes' leg as the Chiefs passer was scrambling on a pass attempt. Mahomes appeared in immediate pain, demonstrating a pronounced limp and an unwillingness to put any weight on his injured ankle. He finished the drive but rushed to the trainer's room on the ensuing Jaguars' drive. Chad Henne took over for the following Chiefs' possession, leading the team on a 98-yard touchdown drive.

The Chiefs have survived Mahomes' injury so far, but there's still a lot of game left against the Jaguars, and it remains to be seen if the NFL's best player will be available to return. If Mahomes' injury turns out to be serious, the AFC-favorite Chiefs' playoff hopes could go up in smoke. NFL fans everywhere will hold their breath until he makes a healthy return.

UPDATE: Patrick Mahomes returned in the opening drive of the second half.
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