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During a quarterback sneak against Denver, Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right patella (knee cap). The combination of a twist to the knee and the collision caused the patella to dislocate laterally.
It was gently put back in place by the medical staff on the field by extending the knee and pushing the patella back in place. This immediately reduced his pain. X-rays and MRI were needed to evaluate for any fracture of bone and to assess the ligaments that help keep the knee cap from dislocating again.
These studies also evaluated the alignment of the leg to see if he has predisposing factors for dislocation. Initial reports have stated that there is minimal damage to the structures around the patella. This could mean less missed playing time following rehabilitation.
Mr Brees’ thumb injury is a fairly common one amongst athletes at all levels. Commonly referred to as gamekeeper’s or skier’s thumb, it involves a rupture of one of the key stabilizing ligaments to the thumb MCP joint (knuckle). This ligament is critical for activities that involve strong pinch or grip or grasp. This used to be a season-ending injury, however recent advancements in surgical techniques have greatly reduced recovery times. More recently multiple high-level professional athletes, including Mike Trout in 2017, have been able to return to play within the 6-8 week range.