Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes left the game with an apparent head injury during the third quarter of the Chiefs divisional-round game against the Cleveland Browns.
The team's official Twitter account confirmed Mahomes was indeed undergoing concussion protocol and later declared him out for the rest of the game.
After the game, Andy Reid commented on Mahomes' injury and gave a positive update.
"He's actually going pretty well," Reid said. "I just talked to him and he's doing good. We'll see how he is tomorrow but right now he's doing good."
The Chiefs players and staff weren't the only ones to comment on Mahomes' injury. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said after the game he wishes the 25-year-old quarterback a quick recovery.
“Obviously, I was very sorry to see him get hurt," Stefanski said. "I hope that he clears and is better very quickly. He is a great player, a great ambassador for this league. You do not want to see anybody get hurt in those moments. That is a really good football team. We knew that going into it. They are deep really across the board. They have great players, and I really respect Coach Reid, his staff and what they have been able to build there.”
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield also spoke about Mahomes after the game. With the two quarterbacks having a history that dates back to their college days, Mayfield said he hated to see what happened and hopes he's OK.
“Those hits are scary," Mayfield said. "You never want to see that, especially with obviously me being extremely familiar with Pat. You just don’t want to see that. Hopefully, he is OK. Safety first, and I hope he is OK.”
After Mahomes left the game, Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne entered the game.
Mahomes tweeted after the game in support of the Chiefs' backup saying #HenneThingIsPossible.
Mahomes took to Twitter once more confirming what his head coach said after the game.
Henne played in Kansas City's Week 17 game against the Los Angeles Chargers when head coach Andy Reid chose to sit his starters for the game.
In his postgame press conference, Henne said the game experience he got heading into the postseason could be beneficial.
“Definitely valuable," Henne said. "I think getting out there, getting in a groove, finishing the game off and kind of just getting a feel for the game out there again. With the run game, with some of our RPO’s out there and obviously in our passing game so feeling the pocket, getting hit a little bit was good, but overall, I felt comfortable out there. I thought the offensive line, all the players, all the skill players did a great job out there. Just wish we would’ve come up with the win and finished it off.”
Without some of the Chiefs' biggest weapons, Henne was able to complete 28 of his 38 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers.