Patrick Mahomes Could Be Back Next Week Thanks to Unique Knee Structure

John Healy
October 27, 2019 - 11:00 am

Patrick Mahomes does not just have a gifted arm, but perhaps a gifted knee as well.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was practicing six days after dislocating his right kneecap and could return to game action as early as next week thanks in part to the way his knee ligaments are naturally constructed.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Mahomes has naturally loose ligaments, also known as being double-jointed, which has allowed him to have built-in protection around his knee and has contributed in his speedy recovery.

In fact, only one ligament was affected by the injury and it was not considered to be serious.

Mahomes has an outside chance to make the start next week against the Minnesota Vikings, but more realistically, he will get a chance to play against the Tennessee Titans in Week 10 on Nov. 10 —24 days after his knee was dislocated. ‘

The reigning MVP’s activity in practice this past week was limited. He did light jogging, threw some passes and took some snaps with the scout team.

The fact that he was able to do anything at all was a surprise considering how serious the injury appeared when trainers had to pop his knee back into place and he was helped off the field on Oct. 17 against the Denver Broncos.

Matt Moore will get the start in Mahomes’ place on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, but the Chiefs may not have to fret too long until their franchise quarterback is back under center.

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