Patrick Mahomes Injury Update: May Return In Less Than 3 Weeks

Patrick Mahomes Injured in Week 7 NFL Game

Disaster Struck The Chiefs – Mahomes Injured

The Kansas City Chiefs were able to notch a 30-6 victory against the Denver Broncos during Thursday Night Football. Their record after the Thursday Night Football is now 5-2.

However, the NFL’s reigning MVP and their star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, suffered a patellar (kneecap) dislocation during the second quarter of the game.

How Mahomes Got Inured

He received his injury during a QB-sneak on fourth down, with just over nine minutes remaining in the first half.

As medical staff attended to him on the field, it appeared Mahomes’ knee had been straightened and popped back into place. NFL sources initially told the media he could return in at least three weeks. This depended on further testing of his injury.

Could Mahomes Be Back In Three Weeks?

Luckily for the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes,

“could return in three weeks, if not sooner,'”
– according to a new report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Mahomes may actually only miss just two games. The Chiefs will play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football next week, followed by the Minnesota Vikings. Both games are at Arrowhead Stadium.

If everything goes as planned, Mahomes could be back for the Week 10 game against the Tennessee Titans. At the latest, he could play during Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers during Week 11.

Chiefs Must Play It Safe With Star Quarterback

Nevertheless, the Chiefs are undoubtedly going to exercise extreme caution with Mahomes. Taking advantage of his time off to allow him to rest his knee and high ankle sprain.

They have to be thankful they escaped disaster when the MRI on Mahomes’ knee came back as a “best-case scenario.” This is excellent news for those who have Mahomes on their Fantasy team, as well as if you plan on betting on the NFL.

Matt Moore Replacing Mahomes

Meanwhile, the Chiefs are going to be using Matt Moore as their new starting quarterback.

They will most likely be supporting him with practice-squad quarterback Kyle Shurmur, the son of New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur.

About the Author

Alonzo Solano

Alonzo Solano

Sports Analyst and Content Writer

Alonzo is a Sports Betting Analyst and casino games enthusiast who has covered Football extensively at SBS, but don’t be surprised if you read him on other sports. He's the host of the NFL Latino TV podcast.

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