Report: Mahomes To Need Surgery For Turf Toe

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The Chiefs star QB reportedly needs surgery on his turf toe injury. 

This news doesn’t change any of our thoughts on the Super Bowl. Mahomes will use a carbon fiber insert, tape and a painkilling injection to be effective. In fact, my favorite prop is over Mahomes’ rushing yards but that number is continuing to climb from a start of 18.5 yards.

Given that the recovery from a potential surgery could be six months, the big toe plantar plate injury is more likely to jeopardize the start of 2021 season for Mahomes than anything for today.

During the game three weeks ago, we at identified this turf toe injury based on video. Thankfully our thoughts on Mahomes’ full participation today won’t change.

Written by Dr. David Chao

David Chao, MD -- known digitally as Pro Football Doc -- is an expert contributor for Outkick. Chao spent 17 seasons as the team doctor for the San Diego Chargers (1997-2013) and is part of the medical team at OASIS in San Diego where he treats and specializes in orthopedic sports injuries, working with high-profile professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and MLB.


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