Patrick Mahomes underwent surgery for turf toe on Feb. 10, and Chiefs general manager Brett Veach says his star quarterback should be ready to take the field before the start of training camp for the 2021 season.
“We certainly think by training camp he’ll be good to go, and we’ll be smart with him,” Veach said Monday.
Mahomes suffered the toe injury during the team’s Divisional Round playoff win against the Cleveland Browns. He was able to play through the injury in both the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LV.
While the status of the NFL offseason program remains in limbo, Veach says the club’s training staff expects Mahomes ready to resume workouts before June, which would normally be when the team conducts its mandatory three-day minicamp.
“It’s a three-month recovery so we’re hopeful somewhere around that mandatory minicamp, if we have (one),” Veach said.
Mahomes is one of three offensive starters undergoing rehab from surgery this offseason. Left tackle Eric Fisher (Achilles) and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz (back disc) both are going through rehab, with the club hopefully all three can return before the beginning of the 2021 season.
“I would probably say Pat’s ahead of them just because of that type injury and probably a quicker recovery, but hopeful have all three ready to go by training camp,” Veach said.