Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was knocked out of Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against the Cleveland Browns after he was hit in the head during the third quarter of Kansas City’s 22-17 win.
Mahomes appeared woozy and had to be helped up following a tackle by Cleveland linebacker Mack Wilson on a third-down run. Mahomes walked slowly off the field with the assistance of two trainers and was replaced by backup QB Chad Henne with the Chiefs leading 19-10.
No penalty was called on the play.
The 25-year-old Mahomes was taken to the medical tent and then jogged off the field into the locker room, where he was evaluated for a concussion and eventually ruled out.
He had been dealing with a toe injury suffered earlier in the game.
Henne finished the drive that led to a field goal to put Kansas City up 22-10.
“HenneThingIsPossible,” Mahomes tweeted after the Chiefs held on for the win.
Another star quarterback, Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens, suffered a concussion in their playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.
Mahomes in July signed a record-breaking 10-year contract worth $503 million.