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Patrick Mahomes Officially Out Sunday Against Packers

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 17:  Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tended to by trainers after sustaining an injury in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on October 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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At one point, there was some hope that the Kansas City Chiefs could press injured quarterback Patrick Mahomes into the starting lineup for their Sunday matchup with the Green Bay Packers. However, that will not be the case, as head coach Andy Reid confirmed today that Mahomes indeed will be out for Sunday's game. Matt Moore will take his place at quarterback.

Mahomes injured his knee on a quarterback sneak eight days ago against the Denver Broncos and took limited reps in this week's practice, leading to rumors that he might get the nod to start versus the Packers. The fact that Mahomes recovered enough to even practice this week should brighten Chiefs fans' hopes of a speedy recovery for their star quarterback.

The Chiefs also added Kyle Shurmur to their rotation to serve as Moore's backup.