Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes “will likely return” against the Tennessee Titans in two weeks, according to a Sunday report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Mahomes suffered a patellar (kneecap) dislocation in last week’s game against the Denver Broncos.
From @NFLGameDay: #Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes should be back against the #Titans in Week 10, and the reason he was so fortunate (https://t.co/kjIZGQrZZu) revolves around the way he was made. pic.twitter.com/Wf4TCEnmOa— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2019
RAPOPORT: While he is out [Sunday] and Matt Moore will get the start, sources say Mahomes has an outside chance to be on the field on Nov. 3 against the Minnesota Vikings and a very realistic shot to play against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 10. The original goal had been to return Week 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers, but barring a setback, it seems like that’s an easy one.
Rapoport’s words mean that Mahomes would only miss games against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night and the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday. He added that Mahomes’ quick recovery has much to do with “how naturally loose his ligaments are.”
Also here, a specific indication on timeline for return that we haven't heard yet. Fits what we have been told from the beginning.@ArrowheadPride— Aaron Borgmann (@RehabAllStar) October 27, 2019
It has been a wild 10 days for the Chiefs, who went from thinking they perhaps lost their MVP quarterback for the year when he left Denver due to injury to only good news from test results and practices thereafter.
Matt Moore will start against the Green Bay Packers, and Chad Henne is eligible to return next week against the Vikings if need be. If Moore performs well on Sunday night, he will likely earn another start next week.
Then Mahomes should return to the club in Tennessee on November 10.