Patrick Mahomes Injures Knee Badly on “Thursday Night Football”

The reigning NFL MVP limped off in the second quarter and was ruled out 

Patrick Mahomes Injures Knee on "Thursday Night Football"
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes reacts after getting injured. (Justin Edmonds/Getty)
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During a successful quarterback sneak near the goal line that converted a 4th and short in the second quarter, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee.

The reigning NFL MVP took off his helmet following the play and lay on the field, covering his face.

Soon, Mahomes had his right knee attended to by doctors and it appeared that they had to pop the kneecap back into place.

Players from both the Chiefs and Denver Broncos consoled the third-year player after he got up from the ground at Mile High.

The cart drove onto the field, but Mahomes waved it away and limped off with trainers to go get X-rays.

After two minutes in the X-ray room, Mahomes went to the locker room.

Almost immediately, he was ruled out for the game.

At this point, it sounds as if the Chiefs could very likely be without their 24-year-old star for a few weeks and potentially the season.

Longtime backup Matt Moore replaced Mahomes and will finish out the game for the Chiefs.

If Mahomes is forced to miss extended time, the Chiefs would likely try to find another veteran quarterback to start as Moore is not a good option for long-term success at this point in his career.

Were Eli Manning to waive his no-trade clause, he’d certainly be a possibility.

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