Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes seems optimistic that his damage isn’t as unhealthy as first feared after dislocating his proper kneecap in opposition to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night time.
The reigning NFL MVP was helped off the sphere within the second quarter of the Chiefs’ street victory over the Broncos and can endure an MRI to determine whether or not he sustained any ligament injury.
Initial fears have been that Mahomes could be out for the season, however the quarterback was upbeat when he addressed his teammates within the locker room and later posted that the damage was ‘looking good’.
The 24-year-old, who declined to be carted off the sphere, informed his teammates after their 30-6 win: ‘Take care of yourself this weekend. Enjoy yourself. Be smart. We got more to go, baby.’
Mahomes didn’t look overly apprehensive in regards to the damage, laughing and smiling within the locker room, whereas, based on FOX touchline reporter Erin Andrews, he informed Andy Reid, ‘I’m going to be high-quality, coach’ at half-time.
He later posted on Twitter: ‘Awesome team win! Love my brothers! Thank you for all the prayers! Everything looking good so far!’
Mahomes had his leg in a brace and was limping round within the locker room, having had his kneecap popped again into place on the sphere by a member of the group’s medical workers.
While a full damage timeline is not going to be identified till the Chiefs have gotten the MRI scans, ESPN report that the best-case state of affairs could be simply three weeks out of motion if he has not suffered ligament injury.
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Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who’s a medical college graduate, was requested in regards to the damage afterwards: ‘Everybody might have identified one thing was flawed.
‘He was saying, “It’s out, it’s out”. Nobody actually understood what he meant at the moment after which we noticed it. That’s after we began panicking. Not panicking however seeing that he was not all proper.’