On Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs suffered a scare when star quarterback Patrick Mahomes left the game with what appeared to be a significant injury.
Mahomes entered the game with an ankle injury that appeared to hamper him in two-straight losses for the Chiefs.
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 suffered what looked to be a dislocated knee cap.
Video appears to show trainers popping the patella back into place.
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— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 18, 2019
ESPN’s Stephania Bell commented on the injury:
“Definitely not ideal. But you can see the medical staff “re-locate” the patella (kneecap) here. As with anything dislocated, restoring normal position immediately decreases pain. Further Imaging to determine full extent of injury (associated soft tissue, etc),” she said on Twitter.
Mahomes eventually walked off the field under his own power, but with a significant limp.
Kansas City wasted no time ruling him out for the rest of the game with a knee injury. Backup quarterback Matt Moore took over and led the team to a field goal on his first drive.
The defense also stepped up in Mahomes’ absence, returning a turnover for a touchdown to give the Chiefs a 20-6 lead at the half.