Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes suffers knee injury in Chiefs’ game vs. Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night's 30-6 win over the Denver Broncos with a knee injury.
The Chiefs promptly announced that the reigning NFL MVP would not return to the game. Mahomes suffered a patella dislocation, and will have to undergo an MRI to determine if there was ligament damage, according to NFL Network.
Mahomes hurt his knee on a fourth-and-1 plunge for a first down at the Broncos' 3-yard line with his team up 10-6 in the second quarter.
One of the members of the Chiefs' medical team worked on the knee to help straighten it out. A cart was summoned to take him away, but Mahomes instead put an arm around each trainer and made his way off the field. Mahomes, who entered the game with a sore ankle, then slowly made his way into the locker room.
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Patrick Mahomes lays on the turf following an injury in the second quarter against the Broncos. (Photo: Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports)
After the game, Mahomes tweeted an encouraging message: "Awesome team win! Love my brothers! Thank you for all the prayers! Everything looking good so far!"
Awesome team win! Love my brothers! Thank you for all the prayers! Everything looking good so far! #GodisGood#ChiefsKingdom
Backup quarterback Matt Moore — an 11-year NFL veteran who is in his first season with the Chiefs — entered the game in Mahomes' place. Moore completed 11 of 19 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Mahomes had been dealing with an ankle issue since the Chiefs' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.
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