Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will practice Wednesday, per coach Andy Reid

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-25 18:56:52-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes will practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering an ankle injury during last Saturday's AFC Divisional round win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Mahomes participated in Wednesday morning's walkthrough and he expects the All-Pro quarterback to participate fully in the afternoon practice.

“Knowing him, I know he’s going to try and do everything," Reid said.

Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster echoed Reid's sentiments on Mahomes.

“There’s nothing that’s going to stop Pat from doing what Pat does,” Smith-Schuster said. “That kid — he’s a dog. He doesn’t quit; he doesn’t give up.”

Mahomes said his ankle feels good so far and he's excited to hit the practice field to test it out. He said the injury felt better after the game than he expected and has continued to improve.

Treatment and rehab on his ankle is a "full-day thing," according to Mahomes. He is focused on testing the limits of his injury without reaggravating it.

Mahomes expects to have a better feel for what he can do after practice today and sleeping on his injured ankle to see how it responds overnight.

Rookie running back Isiah Pacheco is clear on what he is looking forward to from Mahomes.

"I expect Patrick to be himself like he has been before," Pacheco said.

Mahomes was a full participant Wednesday, according to the Chiefs official injury report.