NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Is Undergoing Surgery – What to Know:
Turf Toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities. The condition can be caused from either jamming the toe or from repetitive injury when pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping The injury usually results from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint causing injury to the ‘plantar complex’ which is system of ligaments that provide stability to the joint. There are 3 grades of sprain – stretch, partial and complete tear. The treatment is based on the degree of injury with braces and orthotics for less severe and surgery required in only the most severe cases.
Super Bowl Contender and QB Patrick Mahomes has been playing through the injury since the Divisional Round win over the Cleveland Browns last month.
Mahomes limped early in the Divisional Round before being placed in concussion protocol and ruled out after a second-half hit. The Chiefs QB didn’t seem affected in the AFC Championship Game win over the Buffalo Bills despite playing through the issue. Mahomes said throughout the lead up to SBLV he wasn’t concerned about the toe injury affecting his play.
Despite the injury keeping him at less than 100 percent in Sunday’s Super Bowl, Mahomes didn’t let it show. Mahomes was on the flee often against a ferocious Tampa Bay pass rush behind a makeshift offensive line.
Mahomes will have surgery on the toe and will require a few months of rehab to follow. It is expected that he will make a full recovery.