Patrick Mahomes Injuries in Week 14
During the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts, Patrick Mahomes was injured while on the field. The quarterback is currently in the concussion protocol. We’ll look at what caused the injury, what the explanations for the injury may be, and how it might affect your fantasy draft picks.
Patrick Mahomes injured in Kansas City Chiefs’ loss to Kansas City
After a scary hit from a Tennessee Titans defender, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had to leave Sunday’s game. He took a hit to the head while falling from the pocket. After the hit, Mahomes had a difficult time getting up, and his teammates helped him get back to the sideline. The next day, Mahomes told reporters that he didn’t feel too bad but was unable to go back into the game.
After the game, Patrick Mahomes was helped off the field, but later cleared concussion protocol. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the decision was not Mahomes’ fault, and he will continue to play. Backup quarterback Chad Henne stepped in for the rest of the game. The Chiefs fell to 3-4 after the loss.
QB is in concussion protocol
The Kansas City Chiefs have confirmed QB Patrick Mahomes is in the concussion protocol after suffering an injury in Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans. The injury happened midway through the fourth quarter, and Mahomes went down after taking a snap on a fourth-and-18 play from the Titans’ 25-yard line. The rookie dropped back and scanned the field before stepping forward into the pocket. He was sacked by Titans defensive lineman Denico Autry, who brought him down by the legs. Defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons then dived at Mahomes’ upper body.
Patrick Mahomes has undergone concussion tests and is expected to practice again on Wednesday. The team has listed him as limited in practice for the time being, but Reid said that the star quarterback “looks good” in practice. Mahomes has had one concussion in his college and NFL career and has yet to return to a game. However, it’s important to note that Mahomes will need to pass all tests before he can return to the field.
Possible explanations for injury
After struggling with an ankle injury for weeks, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback appeared to sustain a knee injury in an 11-on-11 team drill in the second quarter. He left the field limping and was ruled out of the game. There are a few possible explanations for the injury.
The first explanation is that Mahomes dislocated his patella. It is unclear whether he fractured his knee. The next step is an MRI, scheduled for tonight or Friday. This test will determine whether the patella is fractured and which ligaments are holding it in place.
Impact on fantasy draft picks
If you’re a fantasy football owner, you’re probably wondering whether Patrick Mahomes’ injury will have a significant impact on your draft picks. In most traditional leagues, Mahomes’ injury isn’t that big of a deal, but if you’re a two-QB/superflex owner, any quarterback injury is a big deal. Other players in need of help at the quarterback position include Dak Prescott, Baker Mayfield, and Tyrod Taylor. However, the injury doesn’t necessarily mean that those players should be dropped.
There is no way to tell for sure, but it’s possible that Mahomes will miss multiple weeks. The injury looks serious enough to warrant an MRI, but we can’t be sure until he gets back. We’ll have to wait and see how long he’ll be out, but it’s a good idea to plan ahead and get a replacement player.
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