It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
For the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans, Thursday was going just swell as they built a big lead against the rival Denver Broncos in Denver.
Then, as quick as a snap of a finger, the season went up in a flame of doubt.
The reason? Simple – a knee injury to NFL MVP and leading quarterback Pat Mahomes. The injury sidelined him after surging for a first down in the second quarter of the eventual 30-6 win.
Mahomes limped off the field and, within minutes, was ruled out for the remainder of the game. For now, it’s being called a ‘right knee injury,’ and the timetable if it will be a few weeks or much longer for him to be out is very much up in the air.
It’s been a tough season for Mahomes, who at 24 won the MVP last February. He’s been battling a left ankle injury he sustained in the season opener and aggravated in Sunday’s loss at home to Houston.
So while it was a good night on the field for the team, now the fans and organization will hold their breath while they await more results on the most important knee in the history of the team.