The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that star quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap and will be out for three to four weeks—according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Mahomes, the 2018 league MVP, sustained the injury in the second quarter of the Chiefs’ 30-6 victory over the Denver Broncos, Thursday night inside the Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver.
The MRI has confirmed the #Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, but not significant additional damage, sources tell me and @JamesPalmerTV. He’ll seek additional opinions to be sure. The plan is for him to return this season after a brief absence.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2019
With the ball on 4th & 1, Mahomes drove for the first down on a quarterback sneak, where his knee took a hit from multiple players surrounding the play. After team doctors popped his kneecap back in place, Mahomes left the game and did not return.
After a season where he threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns, the 24-year-old quarterback from Tyler, TX has been plagued by injuries all season long. In a week 5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Mahomes injured his right ankle but did not miss any time.