Officially, Patrick Mahomes is limited in practice on Wednesday

AP

Amazingly, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes returned to practice on Wednesday, only six days after suffering a dislocated kneecap against the Broncos.

Officially, he was limited in practice. It remains to be seen whether this will translate to a timeline-defying return to action for Sunday Night Football against the Packers.

As a source with knowledge of the situation explained it to PFT over the weekend, any effort to specifically peg Mahomes’ absence amounts to speculation. Natural healing coupled with rehab efforts and MRI results will determine when he’s good to go.

Still, the fact that he did enough on Wednesday to qualify for the “limited” practice label suggests that he’ll be back sooner than later.

On one hand, the 5-2 Chiefs need him, given that the 6-1 Packers and 5-2 Vikings are coming to town over the next two weeks. On the other hand, the Chiefs need to be certain that they’re not exposing Mahomes to enhanced risk of an injury that could end his 2019 season and/or affect his preparedness for 2020. Mahomes will be the franchise quarterback for another 15 years; there’s no reason to assume unnecessary risk at this point.

But Mahomes surely wants to play, and the Chiefs surely realize that 5-2 could quickly become 5-4 without him over the next two Sundays.

Elsewhere for the Chiefs, tacke Eric Fisher (groin) returned to practice on a limited basis. Receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) fully participated. Defensive tackle Chris Jones (groin) did not practice.

29 responses to “Officially, Patrick Mahomes is limited in practice on Wednesday

  1. “Limited” can mean almost anything – from 99% of reps and 100% of team drills and 100% of individual drills, right down to zero reps, zero team drills and just 1% of some personal exercise drill that might not involve any portions that require any movement on that leg at all.

  2. Video showed Mahomes at practice jogging, jumping and grabbing both feet while in the air. Was absolutely aamazing. Think he is up for Sunday night football.

  3. Maybe he will sit vs Green Bay and then play vs the Vikings, thus causing Vikings fans heads to explode because they will honestly believe that the NFL is out to get them.

  4. If he can’t scramble & roll out of the pocket, don’t play him. Escaping hits needs to be a strong consideration in determining when he returns. One more thing: No QB sneaks until the final play of the season.

  5. I’ve had a dislocated knee cap twice and had to get put out both times to crunch it back in. If the Chiefs play him Sunday night they don’t give a crap about their players. No frickin way should he be allowed to play. Maybe next week but not even a week later .. that’s just stupid.

  6. He isn’t stupid and wants a long career so I doubt he’ll rush back. His ankle is probably still giving him some trouble. I doubt he even thinks it is a good idea. His Dad was an MLB pitcher and I’m quite sure he listens to, learns from his experience.

  7. I’ve had a dislocated knee cap twice and had to get put out both times to crunch it back in. If the Chiefs play him Sunday night they don’t give a crap about their players. No frickin way should he be allowed to play. Maybe next week but not even a week later .. that’s just stupid.

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    I doubt you were an NFL player though. Those guys have quite the tolerance for pain and discomfort and play through most anything. I mean christ sake Ronnie cut off the tip of his own finger. Emmit Smith had a career game with a dislocated shoulder. Rivers player almost a whole season on a torn ACL. This is a dislocated knee cap. Yes they hurt, but at his age and new age rehab techniques they heal faster and stronger than before.

    There was even a report he thought he was good enough to go back in after the X-rays were done on Thursday.

  8. Vikings fans hope Patrick recovers fully asap whether he plays against the Vikings or not. He is a fun player to watch.

  9. I hope he plays Sunday Night. Not saying he will, but I hope he does. I want both teams at as close to 100% as possible every week the Packers play.

    What practicing limited means is that the Chiefs doctors cleared him to practice. That is important. Andy Reid doesn’t decide if he practices, the doctors decide that. The doctors also decide if he is cleared to play in a game.

    If he isn’t cleared to play Sunday Night, the fact that he practiced this week tells you that it is likely he will be cleared to play next week vs. Minnesota.

    You pay attention to what actual doctors clear him to do, not what a little fanboy on the internet who doesn’t want his fav team to have to face him has to say.

  10. First thing I thought of was The Redskins and RGIII, Shannahan and Snyder rushed him back out there and ruined his career. Sad thing was they had Cousins available but didn’t use him. Now he is coming to town leading the Vikings and will probably mop the floor with his old team.
    KC should wait at least a week, let Henne take on the Packers.

  11. David Muehlhausen each person’s injury is different. You may of had dislocated knee caps but the degree of your injury may be a lot different than Mahomes.
    For you to say the Chiefs don’t give a crap about there players is just being ignorant on your part David Muehlhausen.

  12. Guys RG3 tore his ACL, twice when he tried to play on a torn ACL. Mahomes is dealing with tenderness and swelling. The two injuries are not even close to the same thing to make this horrible comparison.

    Watching him work out, you can tell it is still tender, specially moving laterally. Knowing Patrick, the fact he refused to be carried of the field, shows the competitor he is. The Chiefs will make the right call and he won’t play Sunday. Plus they need Fisher back before risking Cam Erving falling on Patrick.

  13. If they want to be stupid and RG3 him, they absolutely deserve it. There’s no reason he can’t sit for two weeks. The division is theirs.

  14. He won’t play against the Packers. IMO, the Vikes game is possible but not likely. I’m betting he’ll be back for the Titans game.

  15. I hope the KC medical staff is competent enough to decide when Mahomes is ready to play again without jeopardizing his long term health. I also hope to watch Mahomes and Rogers this Sunday.

  16. If they play him before the bye week the entire front office and coaching staff should be fired. Even if they lose the next two against the Pack and my Vikes (putting them at 5-4) their next 3 are against Tennessee, Chargers, and Oakland. All extremely beatable teams. They will still have an easy handle on their division and will for sure make the playoffs. Considering how stupid it would be to play him at all in the next few weeks I have to believe this is all smoke from the Chiefs.

  17. Just another stupid ploy by Andy Reid to try to fool the other team, either that or he doesn’t care about his players.

  18. Vikings fans are calling for KC to be burned to the ground if they play Mahomes against their precious little Vikings. Too funny🤣

    You will never see a fan base more insecure about their own team. They will cry, kick, and scream if any other team has better players and would have the nerve to try and beat down their little lavenders.

    They had already celebrated Mahomes being out for the Vikings game against the Chiefs. They now see it is looking like he will play and complete and utter panic has set in.

  19. The Chiefs have more invested in Mahomes than Mahomes has invested in himself, so if he plays it means it’s strictly a pain tolerance thing.

    The pass rush from GB and MN will hit him often, so if there’s any chance for re-injury he won’t suit up for either game.

  20. riverhorsey says:
    October 24, 2019 at 8:22 am
    David Muehlhausen each person’s injury is different. You may of had dislocated knee caps but the degree of your injury may be a lot different than Mahomes.
    For you to say the Chiefs don’t give a crap about there players is just being ignorant on your part David Muehlhausen very true i popped mine once and i was still able to use it fine just was very very sore and it did swell a little.their are varying degrees of this injury forsure.

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