Report: Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes to undergo turf toe surgery; expected to be ready for 2021 season

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Though he stressed it wasn't a significant factor in the Kansas City Chiefs' loss in Super Bowl 55, quarterback Patrick Mahomes will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a turf toe issue, according to NFL Network.

In the 31-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers victory, Mahomes had one of the worst statistical performances of his NFL career, completing 26 of his 49 passing attempts for 270 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He ran for 33 yards.

According to NFL Network, foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson will perform the surgery and the recovery is expected to last several months, though Mahomes is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021 season.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was under constant fire from the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55.

The Chiefs, which had the NFL's fifth-ranked scoring offense and no shortage of explosive play makers, were held out of the end zone after Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles schemed up a brilliant game plan to take away their deep passing attack.

Because of other injuries along Kansas City's offensive line, the Buccaneers were able to bring constant pressure throughout the game. In fact, Mahomes traveled 497 yards Sunday during dropbacks before he was either sacked or threw the ball, according to NFL Network's Next Gen Stats.

Mahomes suffered the toe injury during the divisional-round win against the Browns on Jan. 17.

"I mean, I can’t say the toe was a problem when I played two weeks ago and I played well on it," Mahomes said after the Super Bowl. "You battle through it. You’re playing football. You have to battle through injuries. We’ll look at it tomorrow, and we’ll make a final decision on it if we’re going to have to have surgery on it or not."

Mahomes, 25, just completed his fourth NFL season.

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