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The MRI Results Are In For Patrick Mahomes' Knee Injury

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)

On Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs took down the Denver Broncos in a highly-anticipated divisional game. Kansas City moved to 5-2 on the season with the 30-6 win.

The victory, however, came at a cost.

Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap while attempting to run a quarterback sneak. Team doctors popped the kneecap back into place on the field and he was able to walk off under his own power - with a significant limp.

Initial tests revealed no broken bones, but an MRI was needed to evaluate the injury.

According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the MRI confirmed a dislocated kneecap, but did NOT show significant additional damage.

"The MRI has confirmed the #Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, but not significant additional damage, sources tell me and James Palmer. He’ll seek additional opinions to be sure. The plan is for him to return this season after a brief absence," Rapoport revealed.

It's the best possible news for Mahomes and the Chiefs.

ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed Mahomes will likely miss at least three weeks with the injury. Kansas City hosts the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings before a road game against the Titans over the next three weeks.

After a home game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Chiefs have a bye week. It's possible the team holds Mahomes out until after the bye to ensure he's 100-percent healthy.