One week ago, Patrick Mahomes dislocated his kneecap on national television. Today, he returned to Kansas City Chiefs' practice in some capacity.
Kansas City head coach Andy Reid announced that Mahomes will throw during today's practice and attempt to go through individual drills. Backup Matt Moore will handle most of the team reps.
Incredibly, Reid has not officially ruled Mahomes out of Sunday night's showdown against the Green Bay Packers.
While Reid hasn't eliminated the possibility of Mahomes suiting up on Sunday, it seems unlikely that he would. The team would likely exercise caution with its prized passer.
Still, the fact Mahomes did not suffer significant damage other than his dislocated kneecap, coupled with the fact he's back on the field today, even in limited fashion, is encouraging. The third-year superstar might not miss much time at all.
After playing the Packers on Sunday, the Chiefs play the Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers before a bye week on November 25. At the very least, Mahomes should be back post-bye.
If he continues to progress, he might be back much sooner than that.