Patrick Mahomes Practicing Again Less Than a Week After Dislocating Kneecap

Patrick Mahomes (15) scrambles with the ball

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) scrambles with the ball during the NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers on September 16, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire)

Kansas City, Mo. – The Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, suffered a dislocated kneecap during the Broncos game last Thursday. Although it was initially reported that Mahomes could be skipping around three weeks of the season as he recovered, on Wednesday, October 23, Mahomes participated in practice.

On October 17, the Chiefs went up against the Denver Broncos, which the Chiefs won 30-6. However, in the second quarter on fourth down. Patrick Mahomes successfully completed a quarterback sneak- which was no big deal until everyone saw that Mahomes was hurt.

He had dislocated his kneecap at the bottom of the pile. The Chiefs medical staff came and popped it back into place, allowing Mahomes to walk back to the locker room by his own power. Patrick Mahomes was x-rayed and ruled out of the rest of the game.

Mahomes MRI

Mahomes had an MRI Friday and the news came back better than expected, he had no fractures or ligament damage, which is good.

Rick Burkholder, the Chiefs head athletic trainer, said, “He’s worked all weekend here. He’s done the rehabilitation. He did extensive pool therapy here at the complex. He’s done some stuff in the athletic training room and is progressing nicely.” Burkholder also pressed on the subject that every injury and person is different- they originally said he’d be out three to six weeks; the Chiefs had also said that he might play in the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on November 18. Or Mahomes would play after their bye week, which is week 12.

Now, just six days after the injury, Mahomes is practicing again. Head Coach Andy Reid said that the majority of the reps would go to the backup QB, Matt Moore. Coach Reid still hasn’t ruled ou Patrick Mahomes for Sunday against the Packers. He did say it would be a “stretch’ if he did play, however.

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