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NFL Insider Has New Injury Update For Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

A closeup of Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on prior to the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

On Thursday night, Kansas City Chiefs saw their worst fears realized when star quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered what appeared to be a significant right knee injury.

Mahomes entered the game with an ankle injury that appeared to hamper him in two-straight losses for the Chiefs. With that in mind, fans weren't happy with the team's decision to try a quarterback sneak with an already-ailing Mahomes in the first half.

The Broncos defense swallowed up Mahomes and he remained down on the ground after the play. As trainers came out to look at him, they appeared to "re-locate" his dislocated kneecap.

Initial testing revealed Mahomes did not suffer any broken bones in the leg. He's set to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the damage.

ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed the best case scenario is a three-week timetable for Mahomes' return.

However, there remains a possibility that Mahomes could miss a significant chunk of time if he suffered more damage to the knee.

As for the game last night, the Chiefs rallied around quarterback Matt Moore who led the team to a 30-6 win. Kansas City's defense stole the show, sacking Joe Flacco nine times and returning a turnover for a touchdown.

Next up for the Chiefs is a battle against Green Bay.

Stay tuned for the latest on Mahomes.