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Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Offers Status Update For QB Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes helped off the field after an injury.

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 17: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs is helped off the field by trainers after sustaining an injury in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on October 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

When the Kansas City Chiefs take the field on Sunday night for a huge non-conference game against the Green Bay Packers, star quarterback Patrick Mahomes won't be on the field.

According to a statement from head coach Andy Reid, Mahomes will not play this weekend.

The news comes after Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap during the team's game against the Denver Broncos last Thursday night. After suffering the injury last week, Mahomes surprised the NFL world when he was back on the practice field in a limited capacity on Wednesday and Thursday.

Despite fitting in some practice this week, Andy Reid and company made the smart decision on Mahomes.

Mahomes did not suffer significant damage other than his dislocated kneecap. Initial reports suggested the star quarterback would miss three weeks of action.

However, after he returned to the practice field this week, that timeline appeared to be thrown out the window. Despite the importance of this Sunday's game, the team won't rush Mahomes back.

That means the Chiefs faithful will see backup quarterback Matt Moore when they take the field on Sunday night.

Green Bay and Kansas City kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on NBC.