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18 October 2019 04:08

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the most electrifying young player in the NFL, was on the ground and very clearly in immense pain. He suffered a knee injury on a 4th-and-1 conversion in the first half of Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. As Mahomes sneaked the ball for a first down, he took a shot to the knee. Trainers were spotted massaging his kneecap back into place, which seemed to relieve his pain. Within minutes, the Chiefs ruled him out of the game.

Things just took a very dark turn for the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. With 10 minutes to play in the second quarter, quarterback Patrick Mahomes went down and stayed down after apparently getting his knee rolled up on during a called quarterback sneak. The Chiefs sent the cart out for the reigning NFL MVP, but he waved it off and instead walked to the sideline with the assistance of trainers--also displaying a noticeable limp. Shortly after, the Chiefs announced that Mahomes is out with a knee injury. A team looking to end a two-game slide at the expense of the Denver Broncos on "Thursday Night Football" got off to a hot start in all three phases of the game, which included Mahomes throwing for 76 yards and a touchdown on 10-for-12 passing to put the Chiefs up 13-6.

On the next possession, the Chiefs forced a fumble and returned it for a touchdown to increase their lead to 13 points. With Mahomes out, the Chiefs have turned to veteran journeyman Matt Moore at quarterback. Mahomes is currently in the locker room being evaluated, and the fact that he has quickly been ruled out of the game, which is an ominous indication of their concern at this point. This is a developing story. Follow all the up-to-the-minute action and highlights from the Chiefs versus Broncos in our CBS Sports live stream.

Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes suffers knee injury in Chiefs' game vs. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury. The Chiefs announced that the reigning NFL MVP would not return to the game. Mahomes hurt his knee on a fourth-and-1 plunge for a first down at the Broncos' 3-yard line with his team up 10-6 in the second quarter. Mahomes limped off the field and went into the visitor's locker room at Empower Field at Mile High.

Backup quarterback Matt Moore — an 11-year NFL veteran who is in his first season with the Chiefs — entered the game in Mahomes' place. The Chiefs settled for a field goal to complete the drive and take a 13-6 lead. Mahomes had been dealing with an ankle issue since the Chiefs' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1. Join our Facebook Group, The Ruling Off the Field, to engage in friendly debate and conversation with fellow football fans and our NFL insiders. DENVER — The Kansas City Chiefs decided to run a quarterback sneak with their already banged-up quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was MVP of the league last season.

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Mahomes got the first down but stayed down on the turf. Chiefs players waved for the medical staff to come out. The cart was on its way out when Mahomes got to his feet. He walked off the field, with help, and then walked to the locker room. Scroll to continue with content Ad Mahomes got a nice hand from the Broncos crowd when he got to his feet, and multiple Broncos players went over to wish him well. The Chiefs ruled him out for the game a few minutes after he left the field. Patrick Mahomes is out with a knee injury. pic.twitter.com/DKCt1dg9nX — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 18, 2019 Story continues It appeared Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap. If that is the case, there are a couple examples of quarterbacks returning fairly quickly from that injury. When Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was a rookie in 2009, he suffered a dislocated kneecap in a game. Mahomes has injured his ankle on multiple occasions this season, the first time coming back in the season opener. He hasn't yet missed a game with those injuries, though his play has been affected the past couple weeks as he limped around. Matt Moore took over for Mahomes after the injury. The biggest concern wasn't for the rest of the game, but if the Chiefs had lost their phenomenal quarterback for a long time. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night's game with an injury. The Broncos tried a fake punt run option with Colby Wadman on Thursday to open the second quarter against the Chiefs. Wadman rolled out to the left but was taken down by the Kansas City defenders. Football commentators and fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts: They fake punt, roll Wadman to the left and there's NOBODY on the left side of the field! #broncos — Les Shapiro (@LesShapiro) October 18, 2019 Man that fake punt just killed any shot the broncos had. Coach Vic Fangio for @Broncos is horrible. Tries to fake a punt against KC. Going for 2 for no reason and now a fake punt? #Broncos — Howard Bender (@rotobuzzguy) October 18, 2019 It appears that Patrick has the #Broncos panicking. Why else do you go for 2 after early score and a fake punt in your own end? #Chiefs … — Patrick Graham (@pgraham34) October 18, 2019 Fake punt this early?? all the rest of the Broncos during this fake punt are just out of frame, laughing and having a great time pic.twitter.com/foyJhJFtD5 — Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) October 18, 2019 #Broncos seem to be overthinking things way too much..between going for 2 & faking a punt too caught up in the KC fear factor as opposed to them just playing their gm..you're down by 4 & it's early in the 2nd qtr..really no reason 2 take chances & give KC a gift in field position — Lance Medow (@LanceMedow) October 18, 2019 Note to #Broncos: Colby Wadman – NOT A QUARTERBACK Fangio and company are getting a bit cute here early vs. #Chiefs, failed 2-point attempt in 1st then failed fake punt in 2nd #KCvsDEN #Denver7 — Nick Rothschild (@nick_rothschild) October 18, 2019