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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes ruled out vs. Browns with concussion

Jan 17, 2021, 3:33 PM | Updated: 4:50 pm
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) scores on a touchdown run during the first half...
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) scores on a touchdown run during the first half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
(AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was ruled out due to a concussion in the third quarter of Kansas City’s 22-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns in Sunday’s AFC Divisional playoff game.

The defending Super Bowl MVP sustained the injury on a speed option play midway through the third quarter.

With the Chiefs up 19-10 on a 3rd-and-1, Mahomes ran to his right and faked a pitch before getting tackled just short of the first down by Browns linebacker Mack Wilson.

Mahomes would struggle to get up, needing assistance from his teammates to keep his balance.

The QB then went under the infamous blue tent for evaluation and then ran off to the locker room where he was further evaluated, diagnosed and ruled out with a concussion.

Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne took over for Mahomes and helped his team hold on to clinch their third straight trip to the AFC Championship Game.

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams carries the ball up field during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Kansas City Chiefs place kicker Harrison Butker celebrates after kicking a 33-yard field goal during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass in front of Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, right, during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes enters the injury tent during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann) Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) carries the ball up field during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates in front of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens, right, after scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Players get set on the field during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Cleveland Browns safety Karl Joseph intercepts a pass in the end zone in front of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Mike Pennel talks with teammates on the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann) Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) tries to break a tackle by Cleveland Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki (44) after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) signals teammates at the line of scrimmage during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, center, celebrates with teammates after catching a 4-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne is sacked by Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne scrambles up field during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Cleveland Browns safety Karl Joseph (42) intercepts a pass in the end zone in front of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs safety L'Jarius Sneed (38) after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce runs up field after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Cleveland Browns safety Karl Joseph (42) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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