Early Friday morning, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes thanked fans and followers on Twitter for their prayers following his Thursday night football injury against the Denver Broncos.
The injury came in the second quarter of the Chiefs-Broncos game when Mahomes dislocated his kneecap during a quarterback keeper to gain a short first down. Mahomes was taken off the field, but according to Fox News, he greeted his team in the locker room in high spirits after the 30-6 lopsided win.
“Awesome team win! Love my brothers! Thank you for all the prayers! Everything looking good so far!” Mahomes wrote on Twitter, adding “God is Good” and “Chiefs Kingdom” as hashtags.
After the game, when Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce was asked about Mahomes injury, he said: “His knee didn’t even look like a knee. It was all out of whack.”
Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif shared that Mahomes knew immediately what had happened when he was on the field.
“He was saying, ‘It’s out, it’s out,’” Duvernay-Tardif said. “Nobody really understood what he meant at that time and then we saw it. That’s when we started panicking.”
“I think I was just yelling, ‘Get off me,’ but I didn’t realize it was him,” Adam Reiter, the Chiefs center shared. “And everybody’s telling me, I’m hearing from the refs, ‘Just stay still, stay still.’ And I’m just laying on my stomach face down. I just had to listen to the refs and not move. As soon as I realized it was his voice, I was like, all right, I’m not moving an inch.”
According to Yahoo News, Mahomes will sit out three games, which would have him missing home games against Green Bay and Minnesota as well as an away game at Tennessee.
Mahomes doesn’t shy away from publically pointing to God. This past February, he was awarded the most valuable player at the NFL Honors ceremony, becoming the youngest player to be awarded it since Dan Marino.
“This season was special and there were a lot of people that helped me get to this point,” Mahomes shared on Twitter. “First, I just want to thank God because without Him none of this would even be here.”
The quarterback also shared his enthusiasm on Twitter, writing, “God is amazing!”
“Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me get here!
#ChiefsKindgom thank you for your passion but this is just the beginning!” he wrote.