DENVER — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury in the second quarter. The Chiefs said Mahomes was finished for the game.
Mahomes was injured on a quarterback sneak on fourth down with just over nine minutes remaining in the first half. As medical staff attended to him on the field, it appeared Mahomes’ knee was straightened and popped back into place.
A cart came on to the field, apparently to take Mahomes from the field. He was instead helped off the field by a couple of trainers. Players from both teams came by to offer encouragement.
Mahomes soon left for the locker room, walking under his own power but with a limp. He was only in the X-ray room for two minutes before the Chiefs ruled him out, according to the Fox broadcast.
Veteran Matt Moore, who joined the Chiefs late in the preseason, replaced Mahomes.