Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs Get “Best-Case Scenario” MRI Results

As it stands, the 24-year-old is only expected to miss three weeks of action

Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs Get "Best-Case Scenario" MRI Results
Patrick Mahomes is helped off the field by trainers. (Dustin Bradford/Getty)
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By Evan Bleier / October 18, 2019 2:31 pm

The Kansas City Chiefs and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes have dodged a bullet.

Mahomes had an MRI today after he was forced to leave Thursday Night Football after suffering a patellar dislocation (dislocated kneecap) to his right knee while executing a quarterback sneak.

The MRI revealed “a best-case scenario” and showed no damage other than the dislocated kneecap, an NFL source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.

The injury could have resulted in tendon or ligament damage which may have required surgery and kept Mahomes out for the rest of the season. As it stands, the 24-year-old is only expected to miss three weeks of action.

The injury has had a big effect on the odds on Mahomes to win MVP as well as the Chiefs’ postseason odds.

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A shift in odds. (DraftKings Sportsbook)

Matt Moore, who threw for one touchdown and four interceptions in two games (both losses) for Miami during his last stint as a starter in 2017, filled in for Mahomes after he went down.

Moore figures to be the starter for now, unless the Chiefs make a trade, as third-string quarterback Chad Henne is still out with an ankle injury.

The Chiefs have a good amount of time to install a gameplan that Moore can execute before they take the field for their next game at home against the visiting Green Bay Packers on October 27.

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