Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes left tonight’s game in the second quarter with an ugly-looking knee injury. He was soon declared out for the game by the team.
On television, it looked like Mahomes’ knee was “relocated” on the field. Amazingly, he was able to walk to the locker room.
There is no official diagnosis yet; that won’t come until tomorrow, at the earliest. But the preliminary reports on Mahomes are somewhat encouraging.
NFL Network’s James Palmer and Yahoo Sports’ Terez Paylor are both reporting that Mahomes did dislocate his kneecap. However, there doesn’t appear to be a break.
An MRI will determine if there’s any ligament damage.
Hearing early indications are that Patrick Mahomes has a dislocated knee but at the moment it looks like it isn’t fractured, per a source. MRI coming tomorrow when we’ll know more, but it’s a positive early sign.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) October 18, 2019
Patrick Mahomes suffered a patella (kneecap) dislocation. I’m told there was no break. MRI will reveal if there is any ligament damage.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 18, 2019
If Mahomes has no ligament, cartilage or bone damage, he might not miss much time at all. Realistically, he’d be out a few weeks.
However, if the ligaments are affected, his absence will be prolonged. That would be bad news for Kansas City and the NFL as a whole.
You can bet Chiefs’ fans everywhere will be holding their breath waiting for those MRI results. The fate of the team’s season hangs in the balance.