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PATRICK CAN PLAY: Mahomes cleared to play in AFC championship game

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he has been cleared from the NFL concussion protocol and can play in the AFC championship game. Mahomes – who was injured in the third quarter of the AFC Divisional game – was examined and cleared by the independent neurological consultant assigned to the Chiefs. The consultant concurred with the club’s physician that Mahomes’ concussion-like symptoms had been resolved and he is good to go against the Buffalo Bills.Mahomes zipped through the other steps of the concussion protocol, with a limited practice on Wednesday, a workout with a helmet on Thursday and ramped up activity on Friday.”The week has just been a bunch of testing,” Mahomes said. “A bunch of different things to make sure that I am good to go and there’s no lingering effects and anything like that. But everything’s been good. I went with all the three or four doctors have said, everything’s well, and I’m out of it now.”Mahomes said he and the Chiefs did everything the right way with the protocol, and he said he is excited to be able to play with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.”We have the belief that I’ll have no lingering effects and I’ll be able to go out there and be who I am,” Mahomes said.Even though he was in protocol, Mahomes said he remained focused throughout the week like he was going to be the starter on Sunday.“You have to take it day by day,” Mahomes said. “You can only control what you can control, and for me, that was coming in with a positive attitude and trying to make myself better and prepare myself like I was going to play. Luckily enough I’ve not had any symptoms and I’m able to play.”

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he has been cleared from the NFL concussion protocol and can play in the AFC championship game.

Mahomes – who was injured in the third quarter of the AFC Divisional game – was examined and cleared by the independent neurological consultant assigned to the Chiefs. The consultant concurred with the club’s physician that Mahomes’ concussion-like symptoms had been resolved and he is good to go against the Buffalo Bills.

Mahomes zipped through the other steps of the concussion protocol, with a limited practice on Wednesday, a workout with a helmet on Thursday and ramped up activity on Friday.

“The week has just been a bunch of testing,” Mahomes said. “A bunch of different things to make sure that I am good to go and there’s no lingering effects and anything like that. But everything’s been good. I went with all the three or four doctors have said, everything’s well, and I’m out of it now.”

Mahomes said he and the Chiefs did everything the right way with the protocol, and he said he is excited to be able to play with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

“We have the belief that I’ll have no lingering effects and I’ll be able to go out there and be who I am,” Mahomes said.

Even though he was in protocol, Mahomes said he remained focused throughout the week like he was going to be the starter on Sunday.

“You have to take it day by day,” Mahomes said. “You can only control what you can control, and for me, that was coming in with a positive attitude and trying to make myself better and prepare myself like I was going to play. Luckily enough I’ve not had any symptoms and I’m able to play.”