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Patrick Mahomes could miss anywhere from three weeks to the season depending on MRI results

The Chiefs will be without Patrick Mahomes for at least three weeks due to his knee injury, according to one report. But his absence could be significantly longer depending on the amount of damage discovered in his MRI.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is helped off the field after a play in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Editor’s update: Mahomes did not suffer any significant additional damage to his dislocated knee cap, per NFL Network. Here’s a look at a potential timeline.

The Kansas City Chiefs will find out Monday morning just how much time franchise quarterback Patrick Mahomes will miss due to his knee injury. Mahomes suffered what appeared to be a dislocation when he attempted a quarterback sneak in the second quarter of Week 7 Thursday Night Football against the Denver Broncos.

Mahomes was able to walk off the field and back to the locker room to get an x-ray. Within a couple minutes of entering the x-ray room, the Chiefs ruled him out for the rest of the game, according to FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews.

Initial reports were a dislocated kneecap but no fracture. Mahomes will undergo an MRI Monday morning to see if there is any ligament damage. If ligaments were damaged he would likely undergo surgery and potentially be lost for the season. If there is no ligament damage, the absolute best case is that he would miss three weeks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

If Mahomes misses three weeks that covers Week 8 vs. the Packers, Week 8 vs. the Minnesota Vikings, and Week 10 vs. the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs play the Los Angeles Chargers after that and then have a Week 12 bye.