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Report: Patrick Mahomes “could return in three weeks, if not sooner”

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Kansas City received some promising news on Sunday.

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The news keeps getting better and better for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. A new report Sunday from ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicates Mahomes “could return in three weeks, if not sooner.”

Mahomes suffered a patellar (kneecap) dislocation during the second quarter of the Chiefs’ Thursday Night Football game against the Denver Broncos. Kansas City ultimately won the game, 30-6, to improve to 5-2.

If Schefter’s report is correct, it sounds like it is possible Mahomes might miss as little as two games. Remember, because of the dislocation happening on Thursday, the Chiefs’ Week 10 game against the Tennessee Titans is 24 days removed from the injury — not 21. The Chiefs play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football next week, followed by the Minnesota Vikings. Both games are at Arrowhead Stadium.

If the Chiefs proceed with caution — as they should — a reasonable expectation would be Mahomes returning for Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers for Week 11 or after the Week 12 bye. The Chiefs host the Oakland Raiders Week 13.

Schefter added that the Chiefs are expected to call up Kyle Shurmur from the practice squad to be Moore’s backup in the meantime.