Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes was helped off the field during Thursday nights football game against the Denver Broncos after suffering an apparent injury to his right knee.
Video from the game appeared to show a member of the Chiefs’ medical staff popping Mahomes’ kneecap back into place.
The injury occurred in the second quarter as the Chiefs went for it on fourth down and short. Mahomes picked up a first down on a quarterback sneak. As the pile cleared, Mahomes was seen tossing his helmet aside and covering his face with both hands, in obvious pain.
Mahomes was helped off the field to the Chiefs sideline. As they walked to the locker room he began to walk on his own power with some discomfort.
He walked into the Chiefs medical facility in the stadium and into the x-ray room. After only a couple of minutes he came out and the Chiefs immediately ruled him out for the rest of the game, per Erin Andrews.
The Chiefs later said Mahomes would undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.
Mahomes himself let everyone know he was hopeful on Twitter.
Before leaving the game, the NFL’s MVP was 10 for 11 with 76 yards.
Mahomes has thrown 15 touchdown passes and one interception this season.
He was replaced by Matt Moore, 35, who was signed by the Chiefs on Aug. 27 after an injury to Chad Henne.
The Chiefs went on to win 30-6. The Chiefs Defense sacked Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco nine times including returning a strip sack fumble for a touchdown shortly after Patrick’s injury.
A couple big named NFL Quarterbacks chimed in on Twitter shortly after the news got out.