Report: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ MRI shows dislocated kneecap, but no significant additional damage
The MRI on Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes has confirmed a dislocated right kneecap, but there’s no significant additional damage. While Mahomes will miss some time, he plans to return this season after a short absence:
The MRI has confirmed the #Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, but not significant additional damage, sources tell me and @JamesPalmerTV. He’ll seek additional opinions to be sure. The plan is for him to return this season after a brief absence.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2019
The MRI results are even being referred to as a “best-case scenario” for the star quarterback:
Patrick Mahomes’ MRI was, in the words of a league source, “good” and it “turned out to be a best-case scenario.” Prior to MRI, team believed best-case scenario was Mahomes missing “about three games.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2019
Mahomes suffered the knee injury on a quarterback sneak early in Thursday night’s 30-6 victory over the Denver Broncos. The cart came out, but the reigning MVP instead had his knee popped back into place before he was helped off the field. The 24-year-old then walked back to the locker room under his own power, albeit with a limp.
Mahomes tweeted a positive message after the game, and it surely helped that the Chiefs dominated the Broncos without him. Matt Moore took over for Mahomes and did an admirable job, while Kansas City’s much-maligned defense shut down Joe Flacco and a moribund Denver offense.
The Chiefs’ next three games are against the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans. Kansas City then plays the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football prior to a bye week. It would not be a surprise to see the Chiefs play it safe with Mahomes and bring him back after the bye, but if he heals quickly, it sounds like that Chargers game could be in play.