UPDATED 10/18, 1:08 p.m. ET: Team sources tell the NFL's Ian Rapaport that an MRI confirms Mahomes sustained a dislocated knee cap.
The reigning MVP will seek second opinions, but it is likely he will return this season after being sidelined for a short period.
See original story below.
Patrick Mahomes is out with a knee injury. pic.twitter.com/DKCt1dg9nX— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 18, 2019
A cart was brought out for the 24-year-old quarterback but he was able to walk off on his own. Matt Moore took Mahomes' place.
By the time Mahomes got to the end zone, he was walking under his own power. Matt Moore is now in for the Chiefs as Mahomes headed into the tunnel.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) October 18, 2019
Patrick Mahomes heading to the X-Ray room at Mile High. pic.twitter.com/Qky8Glikvt— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 18, 2019
I’d say Mahomes was in the X-Ray room roughly 2 minutes when word of him being ruled out came down from the Chiefs.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 18, 2019
James Palmer of NFL Media reports that Mahomes' patella was dislocated while ESPN's Adam Schefter reports a source as saying the team "will not know more until" an MRI is done.
Patrick Mahomes suffered a patella (kneecap) dislocation. I’m told there was no break. MRI will reveal if there is any ligament damage.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 18, 2019
Despite the multiple medical opinions being offered on Patrick Mahomes’ knee injury tonight, the Chiefs “will not know more until the images”, per league source. MRI will reveal the extent of the damage and how much time Mahomes will miss.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2019
According to Schefter, MRI results should be arriving Friday.
Chiefs will be awaiting MRI results on Patrick Mahomes’ right knee Friday, but one league source said that “if there’s no damage, the best case would be around three weeks.” But that’s best case. Worst is downright dreary for the Chiefs, their fans and the league as a whole.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2019
People have been taking to Twitter to wish Mahomes a speedy recovery.
🙏🏻 likewise https://t.co/8IooqAaXeD— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) October 18, 2019
Hope Mahomes is okay 🙏🏿— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) October 18, 2019
Praying for you bro. 🙏🏾 @PatrickMahomes— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) October 18, 2019
Best of luck/health to my guy @PatrickMahomes!! 🙏🏾💪🏾👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 18, 2019