AP Source: Chiefs QB Mahomes expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes leaves the game after getting injured against the Denver Broncos during the first half on Thursday in Denver.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II underwent an MRI on Friday and is expected to have a '"brief absence," according to report.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed that MRI showed a dislocated kneecap but no significant additional damage. Mahomes and his team will seek additional opinions.

Rapoport says the plan is for Mahomes to return this season. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the best-case scenario is missing roughly three weeks.

Schefter said the results of the MRI were indeed a "best-case scenario."

The Chiefs lost Mahomes in the second quarter of the team’s Thursday Night Football game in Denver. Mahomes ran a quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-goal but was unable to get back up from the pile of players.

Replay showed Mahomes’ kneecap had been dislocated and the team popped it back into place on the field. Mahomes walked off the field with trainers and was taken to the locker room under his own power. The team declared him out for the game shortly thereafter.

Matt Moore, who replaced Mahomes, is likely to be the starter until Mahomes is ready. Backup quarterback Chad Henne, who had surgery just prior to the season, is also expected to return in the coming weeks.

The Chiefs have 10 days off before hosting Green Bay on Sunday Night Football. The Chiefs are also waiting on the likes of defensive lineman Chris Jones, wide receiver Sammy Watkins, and left tackle Eric Fisher to return from injury.

The Chiefs also host Minnesota in two weeks before road games at Tennessee and in Mexico City against the Los Angeles Chargers ahead of the bye week.

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