Kelce: Mahomes "Itching To Get Back"

Travis Kelce reflected on Patrick Mahomes' knee injury and recovery

Reiter Than You
October 21, 2019 - 5:47 pm
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When Patrick Mahomes injured his knee in Denver last Thursday, Travis Kelce experienced the full gamut of emotions.

“Just being a friend and a fan of Pat as a person, you just hope that he’s all right as a human,” the Chiefs tight end told Bill Reiter. “Hopefully his knee is OK and he’ll be able to walk just fine. You never know what the injury really is, and you just want him to be all right just in his everyday life. Football is secondary almost at that point when you see a guy get injured.”

Fortunately for Mahomes, the injury – a dislocated kneecap – was of the best-case-scenario variety.

“It’s a lot more positive than it was when it all happened,” Kelce said. “And sure enough after the game you start to hear that he might be all right, but you got to go through the process just making sure his future is all right playing this game. That’s the biggest thing you hope for a brother, a teammate: no matter what the injury is, whether it’s a small injury or a big injury, just getting back to being who you are, staying positive, and not letting things build up and keep you down. I think Pat’s doing an unbelievable job handing this tough situation. I know he’s itching at the bit to be able to get back out there with his teammates.”

The Chiefs (5-2) beat the Broncos, 30-6, in Mahomes’ absence, as backup Matt Moore finished 10-of-19 for 117 yards and a touchdown. Kansas City hosts Green Bay (6-1) on Sunday Night Football.

“It was good to hear all the news leading up to yesterday,” Kelce said of Mahomes’ MRI results. “I think we’re just going to move forward slowly and stay positive through it all and let Matt Moore go out there and help us win a few ball games.”