ESPN’s Adam Schefter also reports Mahomes is expected to return in three weeks, if not sooner, and the time off will allow him to rest his knee and the high ankle sprain he’d been battling.
This means that Mahomes will either back in Week 11 for the Chiefs’ game in Mexico City or will be held out until after the bye before returning in Week 13.
According to Rapoport, Mahomes avoided major injury by not moving on the field. This prevented him from tearing any knee ligaments, which were instead stretched. Rapoport adds that surgery was not discussed at all during the week, so this should be a short team absence.
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.
In 2019, Mahomes had appeared in seven games for the Chiefs and completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 2,180 to go along with 15 touchdowns and one interception. He has also rushed for 82 yards.
We’ll have more regarding Mahomes as the news is available.