Travis Kelce, the star tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, will be sidelined for the NFL season opener against the Detroit Lions due to a hyperextended knee. Despite being listed as questionable on the Chiefs’ injury report, it was ultimately decided to make Kelce inactive for the game.
Kelce sustained the knee injury during a practice session earlier this week, marking the first time he has missed a game due to injury since his rookie season in 2013. In the past, the player has been absent from games due to rest and even battled COVID-19 during the 2021 season.
With Kelce out, the Chiefs will rely on their other tight ends, Noah Gray and Blake Bell, who are both on the team’s active roster. Gray had an impressive season last year with 28 catches and a touchdown, while Bell has recorded 60 catches and one touchdown throughout his career.
To potentially fill the void left by Kelce, the Chiefs have activated Matt Bushman from their practice squad, adding another option at the tight end position. However, it is clear that Kelce’s absence will have a significant impact on the team’s offense.
The news of Kelce’s injury was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who provided valuable information regarding the situation. As a result, Kansas City Chiefs fans and football enthusiasts alike are eagerly awaiting updates on Travis Kelce’s recovery and his eventual return to the game.
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