As expected, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wasn’t able to get healthy enough to play in Week 8.
Mahomes was officially ruled out by coach Andy Reid on Friday despite participating in some limited practices during the week.
#Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was declared out for this Sunday’s game, per coach Andy Reid.
"He just wasn't ready."
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2019
It deprives us of an exciting Mahomes-Aaron Rodgers duel, but the Chiefs quarterback’s health comes first. It means backup Matt Moore will be tasked with keeping the Chiefs in the game against Rodgers and the Packers. He looked good enough against a tough Denver Bronco defense, but Denver’s offense wasn’t good enough to test Moore’s ability to play in a shootout. Rodgers might do that.
As for Mahomes, it’s an indication that the more optimistic timelines may prove correct as he comes back from his knee injury. The fact that he practiced this week suggests that his status for Week 9 bears watching.
The Kansas City Chiefs held their collective breath when superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes went down with an dislocated kneecap in a 30-6 victory over the Denver Broncos last Thursday night, but by all accounts, they dodged a serious bullet.
Not only did Mahomes’ injury turn out to be less severe than many initially expected, but he immediately began rehab (primarily in pools) and on Wednesday morning, returned to practice on a limited basis.
While meeting with the Kansas City media, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that in addition to some throwing on the side, Mahomes would likely get in on individual drills, although fellow quarterback Matt Moore was slated to take the bulk of the reps in preparation for a game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
#Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Patrick Mahomes will practice today, but Matt Moore will make the “majority” of the team reps.
But when asked, Reid once again didn’t rule out Mahomes for Sunday.
— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 23, 2019
Although Reid didn’t rule Mahomes out for the team’s Week 8 game, it seems like a long-shot for the quarterback to get back onto the field that quickly. Rather, it’s likely the Chiefs hold him out for another week and then reevaluate their options in Week 9.
An MRI on Friday revealed that Patrick Mahomes did not sustain ligament damage when he suffered a dislocated knee during Thursday night’s win over the Denver Broncos, which is the best news the star quarterback could have received given the circumstances. Now, the question is how long he will have to sit out.
Initial reports on Thursday indicated the best-case scenario for Mahomes would be a three-week absence. However, the Chiefs have four games remaining before their bye, and Albert Breer of The MMQB reports that there is a chance Mahomes could be held out through then.
With the MRI showing no significant ligament damage, Chiefs believe QB Patrick Mahomes could actually have a shot to play before the bye. It’ll be close.
KC’s final game before the bye, against the Chargers in LA, is a month from today.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 18, 2019
The Chiefs have a tough upcoming schedule with games against the Packers, Vikings, Titans and Chargers. It would be nice to have Mahomes back before the end of that stretch, but they will likely play things safe with their franchise cornerstone. If Mahomes is anything less than 100 percent healthy before the bye, the team will almost certainly give him the extra time to recover.
Whether he misses three, four, or five games, Mahomes has to be pleased with how things have turned out given how bad the injury looked on Thursday.
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.
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.
Patrick Mahomes tweeted a positive message on Thursday night to allay the concerns of NFL and Kansas City Chiefs fans.
Mahomes, who exited the Chiefs’ 30-6 win over the Denver Broncos in the second quarter with a right knee injury, congratulated his teammates, thanked fans for their support, and said everything looks “good so far!” in a tweet sent after the game.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) October 18, 2019
That’s excellent news.
Mahomes is believed to have dislocated his right kneecap. He reportedly will miss at least three weeks, though the team won’t know more about his status until he undergoes an MRI.
Patrick Mahomes suffered a right knee injury during the Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-6 romp over the Denver Broncos on Thursday night and is expected to miss at least a few weeks.
Unconfirmed reports have said Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap. The Chiefs will not know the extent of the quarterback’s injury until he undergoes an MRI. For now, ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Mahomes is expected to miss at least three weeks.
Chiefs will be awaiting MRI results on Patrick Mahomes’ right knee Friday, but one league source said that “if there’s no damage, the best case would be around three weeks.” But that’s best case. Worst is downright dreary for the Chiefs, their fans and the league as a whole.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2019
Mahomes was 10/11 for 76 yards and a touchdown prior to his injury. The 24-year-old was NFL MVP last season after throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns. He had thrown for 14 touchdowns and just one interception through six games this season.
Matt Moore is the team’s backup quarterback and went 10/19 for 117 yards and a touchdown while maintaining the lead over the Broncos. KC is now 5-2 and faces the Packers, Vikings and Titans over its next three games. They don’t have a bye until late November.