By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes appears to have avoided a season-ending injury after dislocating his right knee in Thursday’s win over the Denver Broncos.
Mahomes underwent additional testing on Friday, which revealed no ligament damage, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He is expected to return at some point in 2019.
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
At this point it is unclear how brief that absence might be. The team has yet to provide any timetable on Mahomes’ return.
The Chiefs turned to Matt Moore in place of Mahomes and improved to 5-2 on the season with their win over Denver. They are now off until next Sunday night when they host the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs play the Patriots on December 8 in Foxboro in a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game.