When Patrick Mahomes went down with a knee injury last Thursday, Chiefs fans and players immediately panicked. Understandably so.
It appeared the Chiefs QB had suffered a devastating injury. But it isn't as bad of an injury as previously anticipated.
Mahomes suffered a knee dislocation, and further examination has revealed there was no significant damage. Certainly a relief to head coach Andy Reid and all Chiefs players and fans.
The latest report from the Chiefs head coach himself offers more positive news.
During Monday's media session, Reid announced Mahomes still hasn't been ruled out for Kansas City's upcoming game against the Green Bay Packers.
But the Chiefs head coach also mentioned "it'd be a stretch" for the quarterback to play this week.
It's highly unlikely the Chiefs will rush Mahomes back into action. But the fact the team hasn't already ruled him out of this Sunday's game is optimistic regarding how soon he might return.
With that being said, Reid also clarified that there isn't a set timeline for Mahomes' recovery.
"I don’t think you could put a timeline on this thing … you go off of how he feels and what the doctors say and go with it," Reid said, via Arrowhead Pride.
Kansas City will be in no rush to get its star QB back on the field. But Reid's comments suggest Mahomes might return soon than expected.