Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night’s Kansas City Chiefs game against the Denver Broncos after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter of the game. The early word from every sports medicine expert who was watching was that Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap.
Trainers could be seen straightening Mahomes’ right leg on the field to pop the kneecap back into place. Medical experts said Mahomes had a right patella dislocation. How much time Mahomes misses will depend on what the MRI on his knee shows.
Patrick Mahomes with patella (knee cap) dislocation. Can be treated without surgery and brace. Could miss just a few weeks. Could also have season ending surgery. MRI will determine which course.
— Dr. Mark Adickes (@jocktodoc) October 18, 2019
— David J. Chao (@ProFootballDoc) October 18, 2019
Looked like a right patella (kneecap) dislocation for Pat Mahomes. Saw it popped back in which provides immediate relief.
— DocFlynn (@jessdeede) October 18, 2019
Definitely not ideal. But you can see the medical staff “re-locate” the patella (kneecap) here. As with anything dislocated, restoring normal position immediately decreases pain. Further Imaging to determine full extent of injury (associated soft tissue, etc). More to come. https://t.co/2WRTQ4uJWH
— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) 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.