AP source: Chiefs' Mahomes sustained high ankle sprain

Patrick Mahomes sustained a right high ankle sprain in the Kansas City Chiefs' divisional playoff win over the Jaguars, a person familiar with the nature of the injury told

The Associated Press on Sunday, though the All-Pro quarterback expects to play against Cincinnati in next week's AFC championship game. Mahomes was hurt late in the first

quarter Saturday when a Jacksonville defender landed on him. X-rays taken during the game came back negative, and Mahomes returned after halftime to lead Kansas City to the 27-20

victory. Mahomes underwent an MRI exam Sunday to better determine the extent of the injury, the person told AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team did not

announce the results. The tests showed no structural damage. “Obviously, I have a lot of adrenaline going right now. We’ll see how it feels but I’ll hop right into treatment

tonight and try to do whatever I can to be as close to 100% by next week,” Mahomes said late Saturday. “Luckily for us we played the early game on Saturday, so we get an extra

almost half a day that I can let that ankle rest.” The Chiefs will face the Bengals, who beat the Bills 27-10 in their divisional game Sunday, in a rematch of last year's

AFC title game. Cincinnati rallied from an early 21-3 deficit for a 27-24 overtime victory and a spot in the Super Bowl. Mahomes said Saturday night that his ankle already

felt "better than I thought it would feel now.” Still, high ankle sprains are notoriously difficultto overcome. Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire sustained one in

late November and landed on injured reserve, and only last week did he finally return to practice.