Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes (ankle) re-enters in third quarter vs. Jaguars

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Patrick Mahomes returned in the third quarter of the Chiefs‘ divisional round playoff game against the Jaguars after exiting in the first half with a right ankle injury.

[Jaguars vs. Chiefs live updates: K.C. leading; Mahomes returns]

Late in the first quarter, Mahomes had his leg rolled up while being taken down by Jaguars defenders Arden Key and Corey Peters. The superstar quarterback noticeably limped through the end of the drive, which resulted in a field goal to give Kansas City a 10-7 lead. 

However, Mahomes was sent to the locker room before the Chiefs’ next possession, with backup Chad Henne taking his place on the field in the second quarter. The team later announced that Mahomes was questionable to return with an ankle injury.

Mahomes returned to the sideline before halftime and watched as Henne led the Chiefs on a 98-yard scoring drive. K.C. took a 17-10 lead into the break.

X-rays on Mahomes’ ankle reportedly came back negative, but the presumptive league MVP is believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain, according to NFL Network.

This is a developing story.

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