UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. | In a post-game news conference, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said quarterback Patrick Mahomes was "doing great" after suffering a hit that forced him to leave Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
Reid said Mahomes was hit in the back of the head and had the wind knocked out of him. Reid added that Mahomes had passed all the tests he needed.
"We'll see where it goes from here," Reid said.
Andy Reid on Patrick Mahomes from his press conference earlier. #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/eqgmJQIMWE— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) January 18, 2021
The source of Mahomes hit, Browns linebacker Mack Wilson, took to Twitter after the game to express best wishes to Mahomes.
Prayers to @PatrickMahomes . I pray you back next week! Go be great like you have been! 🙏🏾❤️— Mack Wilson (@5mackwilson1) January 17, 2021
Mahomes replied, "All good brother."
All good brother! 💪🏽 https://t.co/ORwLG6eFTV— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 17, 2021
EARLIER | Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was knocked out of Sunday's AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Cleveland Browns minutes into the second half and will not return to the field.
Mahomes was injured on a third-and-1 run near midfield and is being evaluated for a concussion. He kept the ball on an option run and was trying to pick up the first down, when Mack Wilson bounced his head off the turf while making the tackle for no gain.
Patrick Mahomes has been downgraded to out. https://t.co/IuVyr7nbIt— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 17, 2021
Chad Henne took over for Mahomes and completed one pass on the remaining drive, which led to a 33-yard Harrison Butker field goal.
Kansas City led 22-10 after the drive late in the third quarter, seeking a third straight home AFC Championship Game appearance.
Mahomes had completed 21 of 30 passes for 255 yards with two touchdowns, including one rushing on the game’s opening drive.
Mahomes capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive to start the game with a 1-yard run on an option keeper, a play similar to the one on which he was injured.
Mahomes missed most of three games last season after being injured on a quarterback sneak at Denver.
He suffered a dislocated kneecap on that play and missed the next two games before returning to lead the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.