As you probably know by now, during the Chiefs week 7 victory over the Denver Broncos, Patrick Mahomes suffered an injury that took him out for the rest of the game. This was a scary moment for Chiefs fans, as homes and sports bars across the city fell silent as Mahomes had to be helped off the field. The injury came on a quarterback sneak play, a call by Andy Reid that has been criticized in the following days. There have been a series of developments in terms of Mahomes’ progress, so this article will catch you up to speed as to when the star of the Kansas City Chiefs should be back on the field.
The initial worry for most Chiefs fans was that Mahomes might have torn his ACL, something that would take him out for the rest of the year. However, after some x-rays, it was discovered that he suffered a dislocated kneecap in his right knee. While Andy Reid gave no timetable for him to return, the initial expectation was that Mahomes would miss about three weeks, which would bring him back for the game against the Titans on November 10th.
Andy Reid seemed to confirm this when he said that Mahomes was “close” to returning after Mahomes was ruled out for their last game. There were reports from Chiefs practice that Mahomes was practicing just days after his injury. While this got some fans’ hopes up that he would play against the Green Bay Packers, a game the Chiefs ended up losing by a touchdown, it is unlikely that Andy Reid or the Chiefs personnel even considered risking reinjury by allowing Mahomes to play. While this may have disappointed some fans, the Chiefs are going to play it safe with their star quarterback.
That isn’t to say that he will not be back out on the field when he is ready, which is still looking to be around week 10 versus the Titans. Chiefs fans should refrain from worrying too much, as backup Matt Moore has shown to be a capable quarterback in Mahomes’ absence. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, he has a tough challenge ahead of him next week when the Chiefs take on the Minnesota Vikings.