The Chiefs’ preseason game Saturday against the Cleveland Browns at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium began in sad fashion.
Cleveland received the opening kickoff and Jakeem Grant received the ball in the end zone. He opted for a return and unfortunately was seriously injured on the play.
Grant removed his helmet while on the field and he was in pain. A cart took him off the field. While Grant was being attended to on the field, quarterback Patrick Mahomes came off the Chiefs sideline to check on Grant.
This was a nice gesture by Mahomes, who didn’t play in the Chiefs’ final preseason game, which they won 33-32. So this likely was one of the few times Mahomes actually was on the field Saturday, other than during pregame.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 26, 2023
Mahomes wasn’t the only Chiefs player to check on Grant. Others made a point of wishing him well.
Just a heartbreaking scene here in KC as #Browns returner Jakim Grant is put in an air cast after touching the ball for the very first time in a Browns uniform. As he was loaded on the cart, even Patrick Mahomes and a large chunk of the #Chiefs came over. pic.twitter.com/u3OLzwrinZ
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 26, 2023
Mahomes and Grant know each other well because they were teammates at Texas Tech.