Report: Chiefs have ‘real optimism’ Patrick Mahomes will only miss three weeks
Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury that initially looked very serious, but the Kansas City Chiefs are hopeful he will only miss a few games.
Mahomes suffered a dislocated knee cap and is set to undergo an MRI on Friday, which will determine whether or not he suffered ligament damage. While the injury would be far more serious and potentially season-ending if there is structural damage, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there is “real optimism” that Mahomes avoided that.
Heading into the all-important MRI today, here is where it stands for #Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: He’s expected to be out at least three weeks with a dislocated kneecap, but there is some real optimism from those involved that he can play through the ailment after that.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2019
Mahomes would miss games against the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans if he is out three weeks. Rapoport notes that he may still have some discomfort after the three weeks are up even if he did not sustain ligament damage, so that will be worth monitoring. Mahomes has also tweaked his ankle numerous times this season.
The Chiefs were able to hang on for a 30-6 win after Mahomes left the game, but their offense will obviously be facing some serious challenges going forward. Based on the message Mahomes tweeted after the game, it sounds like he avoided the worst-case scenario.