WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) — The Kansas City Chiefs provided an update on the team’s collective state with injuries Wednesday afternoon. The topic of discussion this week was the state of quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ ankle.
Chiefs Kingdom held the collective breath last Saturday when a Jacksonville defender fell on Mahomes’ back leg, resulting in an awkward bend and an injury identified as a sprained ankle.
On Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs confirmed on their official Twitter page that Mahomes was a full participant in practice.
“I’m fine. AFC championship week, ready to go,” Mahomes said. “It’s going fine. A few days of treatment, a few days of rehabilitation. I decided to get on the practice field and see where I stand, but so far it’s been going well.
The Chiefs said wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who last played in Week 9 before suffering an abdominal injury, was a limited participant in the practice.
Kansas City head coach Andy Reid told CBS Sports the 24-year-old wideout “seems to be in a good position” ahead of Sunday’s game.
In the AFC matchup, the Chiefs will look to advance to their third Super Bowl in four seasons. Standing in their way are the Cincinnati Bengals, who arrive confidently at Arrowhead Stadium after beating the Chiefs three straight, including last season’s AFC Championship game in Kansas City.
Going into Sunday’s game, the Bengals are a 1.5-point favorite, putting the Chiefs in a rare position as underdogs at home.
The Chiefs vs. Bengals matchup airs Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on CBS.