08 Nov, 2019
Patrick Mahomes will return for the Kansas City Chiefs when they take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
The quarterback has not featured for the Chiefs since dislocating his right kneecap against the Denver Broncos on October 17 – a game Kansas won 30-6.
In Mahomes' absence, the Chiefs lost to the Green Bay Packers before overcoming the Minnesota Vikings 26-23, leaving them with a 6-3 record.
Matt Moore has been playing in place of Mahomes, who was selected as the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but the 24-year-old will start in Week 10.
"I'm in a good spot,'' Mahomes told reporters on Friday. "I'm ready to get out there."
"I knew I had a chance once I talked to those doctors and they said as long as I was functioning well, moving well, I could play this week.
"Coach [Andy] Reid still wanted me to take it day by day. I went out here in practice and took the reps and I haven't had any pain or any setbacks, and so as long as we keep going with that I'm glad to be back out there.
"Hopefully it was kind of a fluke thing. I'll always be I guess a tad bit higher [at risk] than the regular person, but whenever you're out on the football field, there's always a chance of injury.''
Reigning NFL MVP Mahomes has passed for 2,180 yards and 15 touchdowns so far in 2019, registering just the one interception.