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Oct 17, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) lays on the turf following an injury in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt McCarthy,

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.

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.