Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will miss at least three weeks following Thursday night’s knee injury, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweets. Mahomes will know more about his situation soon, when doctors have a closer look.
Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, but no additional severe damage, Ian Rapoport and James Palmer of NFL.com (on Twitter) hear. With that in mind, it’s possible that he’ll miss only a handful of games.
Three weeks would be the best case scenario for the superstar. The worst case scenario is something that Mahomes doesn’t even want to think about. For what it’s worth, Mahomes is keeping things positive on Twitter:
“Awesome team win! Love my brothers! Thank you for all the prayers! Everything looking good so far! #GodisGood #ChiefsKingdom”
Even after Mahomes’ exit, the Chiefs managed to hang on and win 30-6 over the Broncos. They’re now 5-2 as they look ahead to the Packers on Nov. 27. For now, Matt Moore is slated to start that game under center.
If Mahomes misses three games, the Chiefs will only have to hang tight for contests against the Packers, Vikings, and Titans. After that, they have their Week 12 bye.
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