How Long Will Mahomes Be Out With Knee Injury?
Patrick Mahomes got hurt in Week one against the Jaguars. Since then he had been playing on a hobbled ankle that seemed to really be hampering him in two consecutive losses after getting sacked multiple times a game.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes now has around three weeks off to help rest and rehab his ankle, because on Thursday Night Football, he dislocated his knee on a QB sneak.
Here's video of the Chiefs training staff relocating his knee cap, which was floating around where it didn't belong.
While down, the tough SOB declined a medical cart and opted to walk off the field to show everyone he was Superman. He then went to the locker room to get checked out.
After confirming nothing was broken, the medical staff did further testing and ruled out any ligament damage.
The plan now is for Mahomes to miss at least three weeks before returning to action. That would mean missing games against the Packers, Vikings, and Titans before returning for back to back divisional games against the Chargers and Raiders.
To be fair, if the Chiefs are still leading the division, they should hold their MVP out for as long as possible. In the NFL, all you have to do is make the playoffs to have a shot at a Super Bowl.
With two losses, the home-field advantage is probably already out of the window. So holding Mahomes out 4, 5 or even 6 weeks if you still have a division lead is a smart way to go. Especially when you now have a win over both the Raiders and the Broncos, and the Chargers are 2-4.