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The Super Bowl was not an easy or fun day for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as he limped around trying to deal not only with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense, but also with a toe injury.
The quarterback had surgery for turf toe back on February 10th, and the team is hoping that the quarterback will be ready for minicamp in June.
If Mahomes isn’t ready for minicamp in June, he should be ready to go by the start of training camp later in the summer.
“It’s a three-month recovery, so we’re hopeful [Mahomes returns] somewhere around that mandatory minicamp, if we have it,” general manager Brett Veach said Monday.
“We certainly think by training camp, he’ll be ready to go and we’ll be smart with him.”
Mahomes isn’t the only Chiefs player that is looking to make a full recovery from injury and surgery this offseason. The Chiefs general manager says that the AFC Champs are also hopeful that starting tackles Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher will both be ready for the start of training camp.
Neither player was able to play in the 31-9 loss in Super Bowl LV. Schwartz had back surgery last week, and Fisher had surgery for a torn Achilles tendon back on January 29th.
“I would probably say Pat’s ahead of them just because of that type of injury and a quicker recovery,” Veach said. “Hopefully we’ll have all three ready to go by training camp.”
Some speculate that the Chiefs are either going to look for new tackles in free agency or use some of their draft choices to shore up their line.