Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes underwent toe surgical procedure final month, however the Chiefs are hopeful he will not be out for too lengthy. Chiefs normal supervisor Brett Veach mentioned the staff hopes to have Mahomes again on the sphere in time for minicamp.
“It is a three-month restoration, so we’re hopeful [Mahomes returns] someplace round that obligatory minicamp, if we’ve got it,” Veach mentioned. “We actually suppose by coaching camp he’ll be able to go and we’ll be good with him.”
Mahomes performed all through the playoffs with the toe harm suffered within the divisional spherical recreation towards the Browns, which solely often appeared to hamper him on the sphere. The identical was not true of two of Mahomes’ main protectors: offensive linemen Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher.
Schwartz suffered a again harm and missed all however the first six video games of the 12 months. Fisher was knocked out of the AFC title recreation towards the Payments with an Achilles harm and missed the Tremendous Bowl. They are not fairly as far alongside of their respective rehabilitation processes as is Mahomes, in keeping with Veach.
“I’d in all probability say Pat’s forward of them simply due to that kind of harm and a faster restoration,” Veach mentioned. “Hopefully we’ll have all three able to go by coaching camp.”
Having the beginning tackles again within the combine will hopefully assist the Chiefs keep away from eventualities just like the one they confronted within the Tremendous Bowl, however they will additionally doubtless look to additional fortify the road by discovering high quality backups and/or successors to Schwartz and Fisher, every of whom is headed into the ultimate season of his contract.