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Patrick Mahomes briefly left Chiefs’ opener after suffering ankle injury

Patrick Mahomes talks about pulling out new plays in the regular season

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes talks about running new plays that the team has been working on in the offseason on Wednesday at The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex.
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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes talks about running new plays that the team has been working on in the offseason on Wednesday at The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex.

The first half of the Chiefs’ season opener at Jacksonville featured lots of points, yards gained and, unfortunately, injuries.

Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles left because of an injury after just two drives. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill hurt his shoulder in the first quarter and won’t return.

And, perhaps most unsettling for Chiefs fans, quarterback Patrick Mahomes briefly left the game after suffering a left ankle injury.

Mahomes had the ankle wrapped and was in the blue medical tent. However, he returned to the game without missing a play thanks to a delay that saw offsetting penalties and the ejection of the Jaguars’ Myles Jack.

Although he never missed a play, Mahomes’ ankle appeared to be bothering him for the rest of the first half.

Here is the play in which Mahomes was injured:

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