WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes revealed that he has already been vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Mahomes said he decided to get the vaccine to keep her 2-month-old daughter protected.
- The NFL star also revealed that he is recovering well from his toe surgery.
Patrick Mahomes revealed that he got vaccinated against COVID-19 for his daughter who was born on February 20.
As the Kansas City Chiefs began their offseason program on Monday, the 25-year-old quarterback confirmed that he has already been vaccinated. “To me, it was more of a personal decision with having a baby girl and knowing I was going to be around people,” he said.
He explained that he did it to make sure that her 2-month-old daughter Sterling Skye stays healthy.
When asked about how being a dad has changed him, Mahomes said he learned a lot during his offseason, probably more than he’s learned in his entire life.
While players are not required to get the COVID vaccines, head coach Andy Reid revealed that as of writing, he and about 18 Chiefs athletes have been vaccinated.
Mahomes also revealed he is recovering well from his toe surgery, which happened earlier this year after the team lost in the Super Bowl. He revealed that he’s finally gotten out of the boot, and doing what he can to get back on the field.
“I think I’m progressing well. I think I’m ahead of schedule, myself. Obviously, they’re trying to be cautious and not push me out there too soon. But I’m doing what I can,” he said.
According to Chiefs coach Andy Reid, Mahomes’ injured toe was rather large and stiff before and after the surgery. But the quarterback worked hard for his recovery.
The team is set to begin practicing together in late May, while the training camp is scheduled to start in July.