Less than a week after dislocating his right kneecap in last Thursday’s game in Denver, quarterback Patrick Mahomes worked out, threw and practiced Wednesday with his teammates in Kansas City.
Mahomes, who continues to rehabilitate from the injury, was going to “go do a few things” Wednesday afternoon when the Chiefs hit the practice field, Reid announced earlier.
“We’ll just see how he does and evaluate him every day that he’s out there,” Reid said.
Reid added that backup Matt Moore would take a “good percentage” of practice repetitions with the first-team unit but stopped short of naming Moore the starter for Week 8’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
The Chiefs officially listed Mahomes, who was observed throwing during the open portion of practice, as a limited participated in practice on Wednesday afternoon’s injury report. The designation often signals a player was able to go through the stretching and individual position drills during practice, but not team-related work.
The injury was initially projected to keep Mahomes out for at least several weeks, but the Chiefs have maintained optimism about what they saw in his recent MRI results. Reid reinforced his earlier stance and did not rule out Mahomes for Sunday night.
“We’ll see,” Reid said Wednesday. “We’re going to try and take it day to day, and at the same time make sure Matt’s ready to play.”
In other injury news, left tackle Eric Fisher (groin) practiced but was limited and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) practiced fully after missing three games. Offensive lineman Martinas Rankin (ankle) and fullback Anthony Sherman (hamstring) also underwent a full practice.
Defensive tackle Chris Jones (groin), meanwhile, was unable to practice. Defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon (illness) didn’t practice either, according to the official afternoon injury report.
Reid had announced earlier that defensive end Frank Clark (neck), cornerback Kendall Fuller (thumb), linebacker Darron Lee (illness) and guard Andrew Wylie (ankle) would be sitting out Wednesday’s session, too.
The Chiefs designated quarterback Chad Henne to return from injured reserve, which effectively starts a 21-day clock for the team to make the decision to activate Henne to the active roster or keep him on injured reserve.
Henne, who was observed on the practice field Wednesday going through individual position drills during the portion of practice that was open to media, underwent ankle surgery in August.