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In today’s NFL, few scenes are more terrifying than Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes lying on the ground in obvious pain.
The reigning MVP exited Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos after a quarterback sneak resulted in Mahomes appearing to dislocate his knee cap, with the Chiefs’ training staff seen popping something back into place.
In two short seasons as the Chiefs’ full-time starter, Mahomes has become one of the most popular players in the NFL thanks to his unprecedented arm talent. Missing him for even a few weeks would be enormous for not only the Chiefs, but league-wide observers as well.
The Chiefs will determine the extent of the damage with an MRI on Friday, and the results will carry significant consequences for the entire AFC playoff picture. With that looming, figures across the NFL, including Mahomes’ current opponents, emerged to wish Mahomes well.
NFL players send support to Patrick Mahomes after knee injury
At least one figure close to Mahomes felt the love, as the quarterback’s girlfriend thanked Twitter for the support.
After the game, Mahomes sent out a thank you and provided an optimistic outlook for his injury. We’ll see if the MRI backs that up.
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