The video below from Mercury News columnist Dieter Kurtenbach shows the scene in bowels of Arrowhead Stadium following the game. On his next possession, Mahomes made one of his best plays of the season, breaking the pocket to his left before reversing field with a defender in pursuit and firing a 13-yard laser to TE Demetrius Harris in the back right corner of the end zone. The two shake hands and Garoppolo is on his way out.
Garoppolo had an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. I knew that from the day we met, when we got drafted together. They make one more trip to the Midwest for a regular-season game this year, October 15 at Green Bay for Monday Night Football.
"We'll find out tomorrow", Shanahan told reporters after San Francisco's 38-27 loss.
The 49ers will have to wait another year to earn dividends on that investment. But it goes without saying that San Francisco could be without its franchise signal caller for a while. "I pray he's not hurt, nothing serious, but as a quarterback, you should step out of bounds", Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston said. Garoppolo, who was near the sideline, saw his knee buckle as he braced for a hit from Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson. Practice squad member Nick Mullen is the only other QB now on the Niners' roster. "I haven't had a chance to see him yet, but I feel for him". It was Garoppolo's 11-yard pass to Marquis Goodwin early in the third quarter that started the comeback, and Morris scored on a short touchdown run later in the quarter to make it 35-24.