Patrick Mahomes suffered a visibly gruesome injury last Thursday night against the Broncos in which his kneecap was popped out of place, then popped back into place live on the broadcast. His teammate, Travis Kelce, said his knee didn’t even look like a knee.
Fast-forward a mere six days and Mahomes is already back at practice with the Chiefs.
According to NFL Network’s James Palmer, Mahomes will throw at practice today and even attempt to give things a go during the individual period.
I’ll be the first to say it, but I think if I dislocated my kneecap it would take me longer than six days to get back in the rhythm of things, let alone sling a football around the field.
At the time of this story being published, Andy Reid hasn’t even officially ruled out Mahomes for Sunday night’s matchup with the Packers. While it’s almost a certainty Mahomes won’t play, it’s still interesting he hasn’t officially been ruled a no-go.
Mahomes and the Chiefs got good news after his MRI following the injury as it showed there was no significant damage on top of the dislocated kneecap. He’s still expected to miss ‘about three games.’
The Chiefs play Green Bay, Minnesota and Tennessee over the next three weeks before a bye week.
While the best bet for his return is after the bye week, if he continues to progress in practice we could see him back on the field much sooner than that.