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NFL MVP Mahomes ruled out of game for Chiefs with knee injury

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NFL MVP Mahomes ruled out of game for Chiefs with knee injury
Oct 17, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) carries the ball in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports   -   Copyright  Ron Chenoy(Reuters)
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By Jahmal Corner

(Reuters) – 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. He eventually 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.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles)

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