The NFL 2023 regular season is all set to knock on people’s doors in just one day. It’ll be the Kansas City Chiefs against the Detroit Lions in the first match, and the teams are ready. However, the Chiefs are in a comparatively difficult and awkward position. That’s primarily because the presence of their star tight end Travis Kelce in the match is in question presently.
As per reports, Travis Kelce sustained an Injury on September 05 during a practice session. The injury reportedly occurred because the NFL star hyper-extended his knee. Though Kelce hasn’t suffered any serious bodily damage, his status in the season opener is in doubt now. Reports suggest that there’s a huge swelling in the player’s knee, but he has avoided any structural damage.
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NFL’s reporter Tom Pelissero took to X to give an update on the availability of Travis Kelce in the game. He mentioned that the Chiefs would test Kelce through a workout session in the morning. “The #Chiefs plan to put star TE Travis Kelce through a workout this morning to test his injured knee, per source,” Pelissero wrote.
After the star tight end sustained the injury, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid gave an uncertain reply. When the NFL reporters asked him about Kelce’s availability in the game against the Lions, he mentioned that they’d see how things go.
“They [medical staff] are looking at it now. We’ll just see how it goes,” he said.
Travis Kelce is undeniably an important part of the team and his absence can affect the team’s performance. If doesn’t make it to the season opener, the team’s offense might suffer hugely. For now, both the Chiefs and the fans must be praying for Kelce to be fit for the game tonight.
A look at the terrific last year’s stats of Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce has been impressive throughout his 10-year NFL career after debuting in 2013. The 63rd pick of the team is presently among the top players of the team along with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. His performance in the last season was extremely impressive as well with the team.
In week 5, Kelce recorded 4 receiving touchdowns against the Las Vegas Raiders, leading the team to a 30-29 win. In a game against the Denver Broncos, Travis Kelce became the 5th player in the NFL to get 10,000 receiving yards. The talented athlete recorded 110 receptions for 1,338 yards along with 12 touchdowns in the 2022 season.
Throughout his career, Travis Kelce has been with the team during 2 Super Bowl victories. He’s an 8-time Pro Bowl and holds numerous records in his name. The star player has a total of over 814 receptions for more than 10,344 yards. Kelce’s performance will matter a lot in deciding how last year’s Super Bowl champion team performs this season.