Chiefs’ Travis Kelce’s Injury Update: Will He Suit Up for the Season Opener?

Travis Kelce: In the lead-up to their highly anticipated Super Bowl championship banner night, the Kansas City Chiefs were hit with an unfortunate setback involving one of their key players.

Travis Kelce sustained a knee injury during the Chiefs’ practice session on Tuesday, just two days before the reigning champions were set to kick off the 2023 season against the Detroit Lions. Fortunately, for both Kelce and the team, it appears that the star tight end has managed to avoid a major injury. However, there remains some uncertainty about his availability for Thursday night’s game at Arrowhead Stadium.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport shared insights on Wednesday morning during NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” shedding light on the situation. He remarked, “This is quite unusual. Typically, the practice the day before a game is more of a light jog-through. Kelce suffered a hyperextended knee during practice. Sources indicate that there’s no structural damage, and it’s not considered a long-term injury.

The most crucial thing for Travis Kelce is his well-being. However, there was significant swelling that needs to subside for him to return to the field. He will undergo reassessment today, and game designations will also be released, so we might get more information. As of now, he hasn’t been ruled out for Thursday night’s game.”

Kelce’s injury hasn’t gone unnoticed in the sports betting world either. Originally, the Chiefs were favored by 6.5 points, but the line has now shifted to 5. The point total has also decreased by two.

If Kelce is unable to play against the Lions, it’s expected that Noah Gray will step in as Kansas City’s primary tight end for Week 1. Gray, a fifth-round pick in the 2021 draft, would likely become a popular choice for fantasy football enthusiasts if Kelce remains unavailable for Thursday’s game.

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