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Patrick Mahomes knocked out of game with knee injury

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the NFL’s reigning MVP, suffered a right knee injury that forced him from the game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday.

Mahomes was injured during a quarterback sneak during the second quarter where he plowed forward amidst a pile of players.

He remained lying on the field for a couple of minutes in obvious pain before being helped to the sidelines. Eventually he walked to the X-ray room at Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High, but was quickly ruled out of the contest.

Mahomes set the NFL on fire last season in his first year as a starter, throwing 50 touchdowns and leading the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game. He has thrown 15 touchdowns and just one interception this season for Kansas City (4-2), which for now will play veteran quarterback Matt Moore as the team awaits news on its franchise player.

Jahmal Corner covers sports for Reuters. You can find him on Twitter @TheCornerSuite

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