Mahomes on injury: "God was watching over me"

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) lies on the field after being injured against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes is definitely counting his blessings after suffering a knee injury that’s expected to knock him out of action for, at least, the next few weeks.

“God was watching over me,” the reigning MVP said in his first Instagram post since he dislocated his knee in Thursday night’s win over the Denver Broncos.

Mahomes also doffed his cap to his teammates in securing the Chiefs victory, “My brother’s held it down! We keep it moving forward.

Mahomes was hurt while sneaking for a first down on fourth-and-short deep in Broncos territory. Everyone jumped up from the pile but Mahomes, who immediately grabbed for his right knee as trainers rushed onto the field.

Team physicians were able to get his patella back in place on the field. Mahomes shooed away a cart and walked off with their help, his limp lessening as he reached the locker room. While his kneecap was knocked out of place, he escaped significant damage to ligaments.

Initial reports indicated he would be out four to six weeks, but ESPN’s Adam Shefter said he "could return in three weeks, if not sooner."