Chiefs TE Travis Kelce suffers hyperextension knee injury ahead of NFL Opener vs Lions

Since being drafted in the 2013 NFL draft, Travis Kelce has been playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the years, the TE has evolved into one of the integral members of the Chiefs squad.

With the NFL new season zooming up in the horizon, an injury update is never good news. Such is the case with Chiefs TE Travis Kelce who has recently suffered an injury during team practice. 

Travis Kelce suffers hyper extended knee injury during practice

As the match between the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions date is just around the corner, Travis Kelce was in the field preparing for the match, when he suffered a knee injury.

Earlier Tuesday, Head Coach Andy Reid made it official that their TE had suffered a hyperextended knee injury. As per the HC, Kelce’s knee has a swelling around it, and he might not be able to appear for the Kansas City Chiefs right away.


Chiefs Wide Receiver Skyy Moore commented that he saw Kelce walking off the field limping but under his own power. “It was a good sign to see him get up by himself and get off the field,” said the Chiefs player.

Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce (via googlepics)

It is to be noted that Kelce – who had surpassed 1000 yards – was faced with the same fate back in 2013, as he had a microfracture procedure performed on his knee and had to miss his games to recover back.

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid claims Travis Kelce is uncertain for NFL opener game

Although the season opener is just around the corner, it’s still a mystery whether the Tight End will return to the field or not.

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid stepped in ready to address the problem. Reid claimed that it’s still unclear when Travis Kelce will return to the field.

Andy Reid
Head Coach Andy Reid (via Getty)

After announcing the news earlier, the HC was asked what effect Kelce’s accident can bring in the game, and whether it is a game changer or not. 

“The next guy steps in and we roll,” Reid said. “That’s what you do if he doesn’t play.”

Last season, Travis Kelce caught 110 passes with 1338 yards and 12 touchdowns which makes him a key weapon for his team.

We wish Travis Kelce a steady and speedy recovery and that he may return back to the field as soon as possible. When do you think Kelce will be back? Share your take in the comments.


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