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Pat Mahomes’ Mom Defends Her Son Following Injury, Calls Browns LB Wilson Out

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes left Sunday’s AFC Divisional affair against the Cleveland Browns with a concussion midway through the third quarter, and Pat’s mom wasn’t too fond of the hit he took.

Randi Mahomes took to social media to defend her son after he was knocked out of the eventual 22-17 win, going after Browns linebacker Mack Wilson, who was responsible for the hit that concussed Mahomes:

#51 Wilson that’s some trash football leading with helmet, pulling his head and pushing helmet.. why are you not thrown out!?? Come on NFL

— Randi Mahomes (@tootgail) January 17, 2021

After the hit by Wilson, Mahomes got up and clearly was not 100 percent. He had to be helped off the field with the help of some of the Chiefs staff.

Mahomes went to the medical tent and eventually was ruled out of the game following the hit, leaving it up to journeyman quarterback Chad Henne to close out the win, which he did with a late 13-yard scramble on a third down play, and then a perfect flat pass to Tyreek Hill on a 4th-and-one to close out the win.

In case you forgot, here’s the clip of Wilson knocking out Mahomes.

 

Wilson himself took to Twitter after the tough loss ending Cleveland’s season, saying that he hoped that Mahomes was going to be okay.

Mahomes himself didn’t seem overly concerned about the hit, despite being knocked out of the game and the Browns nearly pulling off the upset. He responded in kind to Wilson’s tweet.

Another Browns player, defensive end Myles Garrett, said that he wishes nothing but the best for the Chiefs quarterback, but that no one on the Browns team is out to hurt anyone else.

“I’m definitely praying for Patrick,’’ Garrett said.

“I’ve known Pat since we were in high school and he’s always been a great dude. Nobody on our team is headhunting or going after a guy trying to hurt a guy no matter how good he is. We’re praying for his recovery. We’re praying for his success.

Now the biggest question is about Mahomes’ status for Sunday in the AFC title game at home against the Buffalo Bills. Even if he does play, it is unlikely that he will be 100 percent healthy.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. Chiefs fan here. Hit looked fine to me. Patrick will be ok. More worried about his toe to be honest. That said, assuming he plays, Chiefs are going to smoke the Bills (38-20). Chiefs defense sneaky good against the pass (Badger, Sneed) and the Bills apparently no longer run the ball. In other words … theeeeee ya Buffalo! State Farm Super Bowl.

  2. Looked like a clean hit to me. While moms are certainly going to have concerns over injuries to their sons, they need to stay off social media about it. Makes him look a bit babyish.

  3. I get the fact that’s his mom but it’s not like the game of football is a game of lollipops and rainbows. His dad needs to have the ‘time to cut the apron strings’ talk with his mom.

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