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The reigning MVP may need knee surgery

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When talking about the MVP race, you can never not mention Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. After all, he is ... the reigning MVP and his stats are right near the top of the charts once again for the 4-2 Chiefs. But on Thursday night against the Denver Broncos, fans of K.C., Mahomes, and seriously great football got potentially awful news as Mahomes was taken out of the game with a knee injury.

Early reports from noted Twitter doc David Chao and ESPN FantasyZone’s Dr. Mark Adickes say that is a dislocated patella. Adickes says that the injury can be treated without surgery and be a few weeks or it could be a season-ender if surgery is required. Chao seems to be leaning towards a surgery diagnosis, but of course he is in no position at this point to do so. The MRI will come next.

Mahomes had 15 touchdowns against only one interception prior to the injury, having gone 10-of-11 with a touchdown on Thursday. Mahomes was replaced by backup Matt Moore, who has five starts over the last seven-plus seasons.