Chiefs Will Be "Super Cautious" With Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes will reportedly miss at least three weeks with a dislocated patella

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
October 18, 2019 - 8:48 am
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Every Chiefs fan’s worst nightmare came to fruition Thursday night, as Patrick Mahomes lunged forward to convert a first down, bodies piling on top of him. The pile got up; Mahomes did not, at least not initially.

Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, dislocated his right patella.

“He’s going to miss four weeks, potentially more if there’s more damage, but a minimum three to four weeks,” NFL insider Benjamin Allbright said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “They’re hoping to get him back soon, but it’s not a scenario where they’re sitting there saying, ‘This is going to be quick.’ They’re trying to be super cautious with it.”

There is a chance Mahomes could miss the rest of the season, but early reports indicate that he will likely return in 2019.

Mahomes was 10-of-11 for 76 yards and a touchdown before exiting with the injury. His replacement, Matt Moore, went 10-of-19 for 117 yards and a touchdown. Almost half of that production came on one throw – a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill.

“He has taken zero reps all season,” Allbright said. “How embarrassing is that for Denver?”

The Broncos (2-5) entered the night having won back-to-back games following an 0-4 start. Denver scored on its opening drive but was held scoreless the rest of the game, as the Chiefs recorded nine sacks.

Allbright said Denver entered the game “very optimistic.”

“They thought this was a win,” he said. “They thought this was a get-back-on-track game. This was really going to be the game for this team to put them back in the national spotlight and get that monkey off their back in terms of losing to the Chiefs. They had lost seven straight (to Kansas City); eight now. They absolutely got embarrassed on national television.”

The Broncos play the Colts (3-2) in Indianapolis on Oct. 27, while the Chiefs (4-2) host the Packers (5-1) and Vikings (4-2) in Weeks 8 and 9, respectively.