Patrick Mahomes posted the following update regarding his knee injury on his Twitter account Thursday night:
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) October 18, 2019
James Palmer reports that Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a patella (kneecap) dislocation, but no fracture. The plan is for Mahomes to get an MRI on Friday to determine there’s any ligament damage.
- A league source tells Adam Schefter that “if there’s no damage, the best case would be around three weeks.” Otherwise, Schefter says it could be “downright dreary for the Chiefs, their fans and the league as a whole.“
- David Chao explained that the Chiefs can hope for is a return in a few weeks with a brace, but these injuries can require surgery and possibly be a season-ending issue.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a right knee injury during Thursday’s game and helped off the field before being ruled out for the game.
Patrick Mahomes is out with a knee injury. pic.twitter.com/DKCt1dg9nX
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 18, 2019
Mahomes converted a quarterback sneak on 4th-and-1 when he suffered the injury. Matt Moore has replaced Mahomes at quarterback for the Chiefs.
Mahomes, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2016. The Chiefs traded first and third-round picks in 2017 to go along with another first-round pick in 2018 for the right to draft Mahomes.
Mahomes is currently in the third year of his four-year, $16.4 million contract and set to make base salaries of $645,000 and $735,000 over the final two years of the agreement.
The Chiefs have a fifth-year option they can pick up on Mahomes to ensure he’s under contract through 2021 and from there they could always franchise him if need be.
Entering today’s game, Mahomes had appeared in six games for the Chiefs and completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 2,104 to go along with 14 touchdowns and one interception. He has also rushed for 80 yards.
We’ll have more regarding Mahomes as the news is available.