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Travis Kelce Knee Injury

Chiefs’ Star Tight End Travis Kelce Suffers Knee Strain Just Days Before Season Kickoff

Travis Kelce

**Kansas City, Missouri** – Star tight end Travis Kelce suffered a knee strain during a practice session with the Kansas City Chiefs this Tuesday. His participation in the upcoming Thursday game against the Detroit Lions is now in question, according to head coach Andy Reid.

“When one man is down, the next man steps up. That’s how we adapt if Travis can’t make it to the game,” Reid commented when questioned about potential changes in the game strategy.

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Teammate and wide receiver Skyy Moore was on the field when the incident occurred. “Travis seemed to be in discomfort as he left the field, but he managed to walk off on his own, which is a positive sign,” Moore noted.

– 2023 NFL Season Simulated: Key Highlights and Super Bowl Predictions Moore also speculated on how the offense would adapt without Kelce, stating, “Things will be slightly different, but we have players who can step up. Kelce is irreplaceable, but we’ll manage to get the job done.”

The Chiefs’ roster includes two other active tight ends: Noah Gray and Blake Bell. Last season, Gray had 28 receptions and one touchdown, while Bell, who was sidelined for much of the year due to a hip injury, has 60 career catches and one touchdown.

“Travis is a resilient player, and we’re eager for his return. In the meantime, we’ll continue to execute our plays as planned,” said Bell.

The Chiefs also have a couple of tight ends in their practice squad, including Matt Bushman, who had some snaps with the first team following Kelce’s injury.

In other news, Coach Reid mentioned that contract negotiations with defensive tackle Chris Jones, who is currently holding out, have stalled. “Our focus is on the players who are here and preparing for the Lions game,” Reid added.

Kelce, a consistent performer with over 1,000 receiving yards for seven straight seasons, has been remarkably durable. He has only missed three games since 2014, two for rest and one due to COVID-19 last year.

Following the news of Kelce’s injury, the betting odds for Thursday’s game shifted, with Kansas City’s advantage dropping from -6.5 to -5 according to Caesars Sportsbook.

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