(GSM) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes left the week 7 matchup against the Denver Broncos last Thursday. A dislocated kneecap left him sidelined for the rest of the game and the initial reports were grim.
Doctors evaluated the injury and the MRI on Friday disclosed no significant ligament damage. According to Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teope, Mahomes is “progressing nicely.” At the moment, there is no real time table on his return.
Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said in a press conference, “There isn’t a set time. I don’t think you can go with a set timeline with this injury. We’re going to just see,” Reid said, “He goes 100 mph. It’s important that he listens to the doctors and the trainers and that he continues to work hard at the same time and get himself ready to go. He’s doing all the things that he can possibly do.”
Despite his injury, Mahomes has remained positive and via social media and congratulated his teammates on the 30-6 win over Denver. The floodgates opened around Twitter in support of Mahomes who was in the running towards a back-to-back all-pro season.
Awesome team win! Love my brothers! Thank you for all the prayers! Everything looking good so far! #GodisGood#ChiefsKingdom
PITTSBURGH (GSM) — According to Pennsylvania State Police, Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo was released on $10,000 bail after being charged with criminal mischief, simple assault and harassment.
An alleged physical altercation occurred with Chickillo and his long-time girlfriend at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Lady Luck Casino. Reports say the altercation became physical after the couple entered their hotel room.
Chickillo was barred from entering the Steelers’ facility Monday pending an investigation on the matter.
Steelers spokesperson Burt Lauten said in a statement, “He has been instructed to not be in the building today as we continue to gather more information and work with the NFL Office.”
PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that quarterback Mason Rudolph has been cleared to play after a concussion he suffered during the matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Oct 6..
The team’s spokesperson Burt Lauden said via Twitter that, ” Rudolph was cleared by an independent neurological consultant to fully return to action.”
The Miami Dolphins will visit Pittsburgh on Oct 28 on Monday Night Football.
This afternoon #Steelers QB Mason Rudolph was cleared by an independent neurological consultant to fully return to action following the team’s bye weekend. Rudolph is no longer in the concussion protocol.
PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Devin Bush is a rookie but is playing like he’s been there for years. The middle linebacker, drafted in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft from Michigan, is making a name for himself for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Early in his pro career to the present, he has always remained positive on his way to NFL stardom. Bush mentioned fellow teammates he’s looked up to, “Vince [Williams] is someone I’ve looked up to.” Bush said. “Ryan [Shazier] could easily be somewhere else doing completely something different. He’s invested in the team as a guy who loves football. He wants his team to excel as well as his teammates.”
This week, Bush was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was responsible for two takeaways in the game. 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery for a touchdown.
PITTSBURGH (GSM) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lost defensive end Stephon Tuitt in the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night. The pectoral tear will require surgery and will have him sidelined for the rest of the 2019 season.
The Steelers re-signed defensive end L.T. Walton to the active roster this week. Walton played for the team for the majority of his career since he was drafted in 2016 out of central Michigan.
Defensive end Tyson Alualu will start in place of Tuitt and had nothing but praise for his comrade who was having an all-pro season.