Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Leaves Game With Knee Dislocation

John Healy
October 17, 2019 - 8:50 pm

The Kansas City Chiefs could be in really big trouble.

Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter with a knee injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Per Stephania Bell of ESPN, Mahomes dislocated his right patellar (kneecap) and will undergo an MRI on Friday to determine if there is any ligament damage, but X-rays reportedly showed there was no fracture.

Preliminary reports suggest the quarterback will miss at least three weeks in a best-case scenario, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mahomes ran a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-1 on the Denver 5-yard line and picked up two yards but appeared to injury his right knee on the play.

The reigning league MVP was on the ground with his helmet off while medical personnel attended to him. A cart was brought out for Mahomes, but the quarterback was able to get up with some help and limp off the field before heading into the locker room to get X-rays.

The loss of Mahomes for any amount of time could be detrimental for the Chiefs. The All-Pro quarterback entered Thursday as the league leader in passing yards with 2,104 yards and was tied for second in touchdowns with 14 as he has the Chiefs atop the AFC North at 4-2.

In Thursday’s game, Mahomes was 10 of 11 passing for 76 yards and a touchdown before his injury, but the team still went on to win in a 30-6 rout.

He was replaced by backup quarterback Matt Moore, who has not played a game since 2017 with the Miami Dolphins.

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