The Kanas City Chiefs defeated the Cleveland Browns on Sunday but at the cost of their most valued offensive weapon, Patrick “Showtime” Mahomes.
It started midway through the third quarter of the game. Cleveland Browns linebacker, Mack Wilson, tackled the Kansas City Chiefs star player, quarter back Patrick “Showtime” Mahomes. However, Chiefs fans stared in horror, as the star quarterback was failing to stand to his feet, trying to get up. After managing to get to his feet with help, the medical staff escorted Mahomes to the locker room for concussion screening.
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However, even with the loss of Mahomes, the Chiefs pulled out a narrow victory, ending the game 22-17, after managing to get a first down to run the clock in the fourth quarter.
Most of the credit goes to backup quarterback, Chad Henne. Henne’s rush put the Chief within inches from the first down to win the game.
Despite the hard hit, Chiefs’ head coach, Andy Reid, told reporters that, “He’s (Mahomes) is doing great right now, which is a real positive as we look at this. He passed all the deals he needed to pass and we’ll see where it goes from here.”
Reid’s words suggest that Mahomes will possibly play in the next playoff game, despite the injury.
Despite reports of Reid saying Mahomes is “doing great”, Chief fans and many of Mahomes fans began criticizing Wilson on Twitter. Many of them calling Wilson a ‘dirty player’ or going as far as to threaten Wilson online for the hit.
Wilson took to Twitter to defend himself saying, “Never been a dirty player in my life. I just try my best to play fast and make plays. Don’t try to insult me & keep the threats to yourself.”
He also added that he’s praying for Mahomes recovery in the next thread. Mahomes himself responded to Wilson saying that things were “all good.”
The Chiefs face off against the Buffalo Bills on January 24, at their home field, Arrowhead Stadium.
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