Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes could be sidelined for multiple weeks with a knee injury

Posted at 11:58 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 23:59:01-04

DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 17: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs is escorted off the field. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

DENVER – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was pulled from Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury and could be sidelined for multiple weeks.

Mahomes exited the field with the help of training staff after going down on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter.

“Not too many people get hurt on a sneak,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. “It’s a freak thing and it happens.

The quarterback will be getting an MRI, with the team expecting to receive results on Friday. Regarding the timeline for Mahomes’ return, Adam Schefter reports that, “if there’s no damage, the best case would be around three weeks,” according to a league source.

Mahomes was already dealing with an injured ankle heading into Thursday night’s game.

The Chiefs had lost their backup quarterback, Chad Henne, in the preseason and Matt Moore replaced Mahomes in Kansas City’s 30-6 win against the Broncos.