Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are without their No. 1 offensive weapon as they kicked off the 2023 regular season against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Star tight end Travis Kelce did not play as he recovers from a knee injury suffered earlier in the week.
It appears they may be without him for a bit longer.
Melissa Stark on NBC reported that Kelce’s right knee was tested by the team and he struggled in the pool and had zero power.
They are optimistic about his chances to play next week.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Kelce hyperextended his knee in practice, but NFL Media reported that the tight end is dealing with a bone bruise.
The team is reportedly optimistic Kelce can play in Week 2 when the team heads to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars, but it is not looking good.
Kelce being ruled out left this Chiefs wide receiving corps to carry the load in his absence and so far and it has not gone too great despite them currently leading in the game.
Kelce is the best tight end in the NFL, and is coming off of a campaign in which he caught a career-high 110 passes for 1,338 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns.
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