An MRI shows Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, and he is expected to return later this season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and James Palmer. No other significant damage was done but Mahomes will seek additional opinions to be certain.
The injury occurred during the second quarter of Thursday night's 30–6 victory against the Denver Broncos.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid opened his teleconference by telling reporters that the team does not have the results of Mahomes' MRI yet but "once we get all the information, I'm going to give you what we've got here."
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the MRI "turned out to be a best-case scenario" and before the results, the team had expected their quarterback to miss about three games.
Mahomes, 24, told Reid that he felt OK when he walked off the field on his own power. The reigning MVP underwent an X-Ray in the locker room before the team ruled out his return to the game. His night ended with 10 of 11 passes completed for 76 yards and one touchdown.
Reid announced that rookie quarterback Kyle Shurmur could be added to the active roster during Mahomes's absence. Matt Moore entered the game as Mahomes's replacement and finished the night with 10 of 19 passes completed for 117 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill.
The Chiefs' next game will come on Oct. 27 when they host the Packers at Arrowhead Stadium.