Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was hurt throughout the AFC Divisional game on Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns, and he didn’t return due to the fact that of a concussion. The Chiefs ultimately won the video game and now advance to play the AFC title video game on Sunday against the Buffalo Expenses, but there’s a protocol Mahomes need to follow in order to play the video game.
The NFL has a five-phase guideline concerning players who suffer a concussion, which includes going through four stages of a group physician’s examination, and after that the gamer getting another examination from a league-approved Independent Neurological Expert.
Here are the league’s protocols (verbatim from NFL.com):
Sign Limited Activity
The gamer is prescribed rest, limited or, if necessary, preventing activities (both physical and cognitive) which increase or intensify signs. Under athletic training personnel guidance, limited extending and balance training can be introduced, advancing to light aerobic workout, all as tolerated.
Under direct oversight of the team’s medical personnel, the gamer needs to begin finished cardiovascular exercise and may also participate in dynamic extending and balance training. Neurocognitive and balance screening can be administered after conclusion of Phase 2 and the results can be analyzed as back to baseline.
Football Particular Exercise
The gamer continues with graduated cardiovascular workouts that are increased and may mimic sport-specific activities, and monitored strength training is introduced. The gamer is allowed to practice with the group in sport-specific exercise for 30 minutes or less with continuous and careful tracking.
Club-Based Non-Contact Training Drills
The player continues cardiovascular, strength and balance training, team-based sport-specific exercise, and participates in non-contact football activities (e.g. tossing, capturing, running, and other position-specific activities).
Complete Football Activity/Clearance
” Until cleared by this independent doctor, a player may not return to get in touch with practice or play in an NFL game,” it checked out on NFL.com.
Mahomes was hit by Cleveland linebacker Mack Wilson while running the ball during an option play throughout the third quarter, and Mahomes was sluggish to get up.
When group authorities brought Mahomes to his feet, the quarterback was wobbly, and needed a little help to get to the sideline.
Chad Henne was generated to replace Mahomes, and he directed the Chiefs downfield for a field goal to give Kansas City a 22-10 lead with 4: 28 to play in the third quarter.
Cleveland scored a goal to make ball game 22-17, and they required either a stop, a turnover or a Kansas City basket to have a possibility at a remarkable return. Things looked good when Cleveland sacked Henne to establish a 3rd-and-14 at their own 35- backyard line.
On the next play, Henne scrambled 13 backyards to set up a 4th-and-1. Henne called a pass play, and he got in touch with Tyreek Hill for 5 backyards and an initially down, and Henne just kneeled on the ball to end the game from that point.
Mahomes was the NFL MVP for the 2018 season, and he led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl success following the 2019 season. Mahomes was the Super Bowl LIV MVP, and the Chiefs were preferred to win the Super Bowl once again with Mahomes at the helm.
His status this week is unknown for now.