Report: Chiefs' Mahomes to have surgery to repair turf toe after Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) scrambles up field ahead of Buffalo Bills defensive end AJ Epenesa (57) during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Patrick Mahomes likely needs surgery to address his turf toe, but first, he's going to try to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Mahomes is expected to see a foot specialist and the turf toe he's been dealing with won't heal on its own.

The 2018 MVP was diagnosed with the injury following the Chiefs' 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns in the Divisional Round.

However, it didn't seem to hamper his play in the Chiefs' 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship, when he threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns on 29-for-38 passing.

Per Rapoport, Mahomes said earlier this week his toe was feeling "a lot better."

"Having these two weeks to let it rest and heal up," he said, "especially being almost three weeks, over three weeks away from the injury itself. If you look at those type of injuries, that kind of gives you the normal timeline. Definitely every single day that I get to rest it, makes it better."

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