Patrick Mahomes suffered no ligament damage, will have ‘brief absence’
Patrick Mahomes suffered what appeared to be a devastating knee injury against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, but the news regarding his timeline for recovery continues to be quite positive.
Mahomes underwent an MRI on Friday, and Ian Rapoport and James Palmer of NFL Network report that it confirmed the star quarterback did not suffer any ligament damage. Mahomes will seek outside opinions to be certain, but as of now he is expected to return after a “brief 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
Mahomes suffered a dislocated knee cap on a QB sneak in the first half, and Kansas City’s medical staff popped it back into place on the field. Initial reports indicated that he would miss at least three weeks, and it sounds like he has a legitimate chance of returning after a few games.
Given the circumstances, the news could not be much better for the Chiefs. They were able to hang on for a 30-6 win with backup Matt Moore on Thursday, and they will hope for the same type of success against the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans over the next three weeks. From the way it sounds, the positive message Mahomes sent after the game was warranted.