Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was among those who appeared to be left worried after his teammate and reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes allegedly claimed his knee during Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos.
Mahomes suffered the injury in the second quarter by the Chiefs' 30-6 blowout of the Broncos. The video appeared to show the team medical staff who put his displaced kneecap back in place.
PATRICK MAHOMES TO REMOVE KNEECAP POPPED BACK IN PLACE AFTER INJURY IN THE CHIEFS-BRONCOS GAME
Kelce was asked about the injury after the match. 19659005] "His knee didn't even look like a knee. It was completely nasty, "he said, according to ESPN.
Chief's offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif relayed to reporters what Mahomes said as he stepped down. "I said," It's out, it's out, "said Duvernay-Tardif." Nobody really understood what he meant every now and then we saw it. It was when we started to panic. "
Adam Reiter, the team's center, had Mahomes on top of him during the game.
"I think I was just screaming, 'Get off me,' but I didn't know it was him," Reiter said. "And everyone tells me, I hear from the judges," just stay, stay. "And I just lay on my stomach with my face down. I just had to listen to the judges and not move. As soon as I realized it was his voice, I was like, okay, I'm not moving.
According to Kansas City Star screamed Tyreek Hill in the air and took off his helmet in frustration while Demarcus Robinson had to get out of the scene as quickly as possible.
"It looked deformed," Robinson said, according to Star.
Mahomes is expected miss at least three weeks with a dislocated kneecap, reported NFL Network on Friday.There is reportedly "real optimism" that he will be able to play after the three weeks.He is prepared to undergo an MRI time with anyone time on Friday.
It is unclear what the Chiefs will do at quarterback at this time. Veteran Matt Moore is the team's backup.
Mahomes told fans that he remained optimistic after the injury.
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“Amazing team win! Love my brothers! Thanks for all the prayers! Everything looks good so far! ”He tweeted.