Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player, left Thursday night's game against the Broncos in Denver after suffering what appeared to be a right knee injury on a quarterback sneak.
Shortly after leaving the game, Fox's Erin Andrews announced the Chiefs ruled Mahomes out for the game after the 24-year-old spent only a couple of minutes in the X-ray room.
With his team up 13-6 and facing a fourth-and-1 at the Denver 5-yard line with 10 minutes left in the second quarter, Mahomes ran a sneak to convert the first down.
But Mahomes remained on the ground, and when trainers came out, they appeared to be straightening his right knee.
Fans were left in shock after a trainer appeared to pop Mahomes’ knee cap back in place.
Disaster for Chiefs
Mahomes was able to walk off the field with assistance, then once he was off the field, was able to walk without assistance down the tunnel toward the locker room.
Mahomes entered the game playing on a tender left ankle he sprained in the season opener and aggravated several times, including Sunday in a home loss to the Houston Texans.
Mahomes began the night leading the NFL with 2,104 passing yards.
This will be one of the most anticipated MRI’s tomorrow. Praying for the best. Even if you’re not a Chiefs fan, you should want a healthy Mahomes as a fan of the sport.— Mark Gunnels (@MarkAGunnels) October 18, 2019
Watching Mahomes' injury was gross, but seeing them pop it back in was so disgusting to watch— Nate (@PearcedBrain) October 18, 2019
Oh my god no no no Mahomes nooooooooo— Juggs Judy (@claireaintshit) October 18, 2019
oh my god i just had to see a video of mahomes getting his dislocated knee popped back into place 🤢— leighannifred sanderson ✨👽🌙🔮 (@leighannxmas) October 18, 2019
Oh my god. Patrick Mahomes is out for rest of the game. This could be bad— NFLMockDrafts (@MockDrafts_NFL) October 18, 2019